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FLOE (of uncertain derivation; cf. No...

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 525 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FLOE (of uncertain derivation; cf. Norse flo, layer, level plain), a sheet of floating ice detached from the main body of polar ice. It is of less extent than the field of " pack " ice, which is a compacted mass of greater depth drifting frequently under the influence of deep currents, while the floating floe is driven by the wind.
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