Synonyms for icebergs

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The icebergs had weighed anchor, and were sailing out into the open sea.

"But I have read that they are raised by the melting of icebergs," said Wade.

Huge but shapeless the buildings arose, like mountains or icebergs.

I knew that some icebergs were treacherous, but they were others, not this!

Why seek for palms in arctic regions, or for icebergs in the tropics?

He now only thought of the adventures he hoped to meet with among the icebergs.

An easterly wind drove them among some hundreds of icebergs.

In the foreground were icebergs tinged with many varied hues.

“I would rather be in a latitude where icebergs do not exist,” I replied.

Icebergs assume every variety of form, and almost every size.

WORD ORIGIN

1774, partial loan-translation of Dutch ijsberg, literally "ice mountain," from ijs "ice" (see ice (n.)) + berg "mountain" (see barrow (n.2)). An earlier term was sea-hill (1690s). Phrase tip of the iceberg, in a figurative sense, first recorded 1962. Iceberg lettuce attested from 1893.

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