Antarctic Dictionary: A Complete Guide to Antarctic English by Bernadette Hince

By Bernadette Hince

Description The world's such a lot remoted continent has spawned the most strange phrases within the English language. within the area of a trifling century, a extraordinary vocabulary has developed to house the intense setting and dwelling organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic.

Here, for the 1st time, is an entire advisor to the starting place and definitions of Antarctic phrases. Like different old dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary provides the reader quotations for every notice. those quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary - greater than 15 000 quotations from approximately a thousand varied assets provide the reader a special perception into the best way the language of Antarctica has developed. The reader will discover what it ability to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the thrill of a donga and the dangers of a growler.

The Antarctic Dictionary has been meticulously researched, and may attract all those that were to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. it is going to additionally entice these desirous about the improvement of language.

With a ahead by way of Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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M. Discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 18391843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross Reeve Bros, London, vol I: 213. Perennial ice descends to the level of the ocean in a latitude nearly midway between the Equator and the Antarctic Pole. antarctic pole of inaccessibility 1906 L6nnberg, Einar in Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar 40(5): 54. The Antarctic Pipit has always been the favourite of people visiting South Georgia. 1929 The birds of South Georgia Discovery Reports vol I.

1985 FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Southern Ocean FAO, Rome, vol I: 169. Alluroteuthis antarcticus ... Antarctic neosquid ... All sectors of the Antarctic Ocean; circumpolar. antarctic nose-wiper mitt A glove with a sheepskin pad on the back, for wiping your nose without freezing your hands. 1979 Lewis, David Voyage to the ice: the Antartic expedition of solo Australian Broadcasting Commission/Wm Collins Sons & Co: 50. Each person's clothing varied somewhat, of course, in accordance with conditions and taste, but mine would be about average: ..

It is normally found in antarctic seas in summer; in winter it reaches New Zealand and is occasionally found off southern Australia. It is also called the antarctic fulmar and brown-backed petrel. 17 Jan 1773 Cook, james (1777) A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, Jn the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London: 42. For two days before, [we] had seen several flocks of the brown and white pintadoes, which we named Antar[ct]ic peterels, because they seem to be natives of that region.

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