the Ice Age


: the most recent time in the past when a large part of the world was covered with ice
a valley formed during the Ice Age

Examples of the Ice Age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actor also lent his voice to the Ice Age franchise, Kim Possible, American Dad!, and King of the Hill. Madeline Boardman,, 11 Mar. 2024 There are more than 50 specialty plate designs available in Wisconsin, including a recent addition that supports the Ice Age Trail. Journal Sentinel, 19 Feb. 2024 This theory — that Gunung Padang dates back to the Ice Age — is based on the work of geologist Danny Hilman Natawidjaja and his multidisciplinary team of scientists, archeologists, and volunteers. Discover Staff, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2024 During the Ice Age, a behemoth lake — also called Manly — stretched across Badwater Basin and reached to a depth of 600 feet, according to Wines. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 In actuality, the Neanderthals’ unique anatomy allowed the species to survive the coldest conditions of the Ice Age in Europe. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 20 Feb. 2023 But as the Ice Age drew to a close, bogs and shrubs began encroaching on their habitat. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2024 This technological breakthrough allowed our ancestors to live in Siberia during the height of the Ice Age, and to cross the frigid Bering Sea to the Americas some 20,000 years ago. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 2 Jan. 2024 Horses were well equipped to weather the Ice Age, their hard hoofs able to break through snow and ice to expose grasses underneath. Manvir Singh, The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023

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“The Ice Age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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