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  • noun an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome


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  • In addition, the Inuit pattern of winter settlement across much of Nunavut changed from the land to the sea ice and the Thule Culture Classic Stage semisubterranean whalebone and boulder house was abandoned in many areas for the snow igliuk or iglu.

    Climate change impacts on Canadian Inuit in Nunavut 2009

  • Storms make an iglu feel more substantial somehow.

    Excerpt: Consumption by Kevin Patterson 2007

  • As a girl she had not been this restless, waiting out storms with her parents on the land in a little iglu, drinking sweet tea and lying on caribou skins.

    Excerpt: Consumption by Kevin Patterson 2007

  • Months earlier, when he and Silence had come to the iglu village so that she could have the help of the women during the birth of Raven, he had not been surprised to learn that the Real People Inuktitut name of his wife was Silna.

    The Terror Simmons, Dan 2007

  • Taliriktug and his wife went back to their guests 'iglu, where she nursed the baby and he thought about it.

    The Terror Simmons, Dan 2007

  • On the Yukon we find the subterranean dwelling, while the Eskimo had both the subterranean house and the dome-shaped iglu, built of blocks of hardened snow.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability 1840-1916 1913

  • It can rip DVD movies by certain time or file size - iglu your DVD doesn't separate music through chapters, you also can rip it by some time or file size, for example rip

    博客天下 yxdx607 2008

  • Reliance wood "as opposed to what they were before which was a" collection of temporary makeshift huts and iglu ".

    badgerbag: messy, surly, full of books 2009

  • : - (RT @Gigwise: Just got some sex tips from iglu and hartley at t in the park

    Music News - 2009


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  • "Snowhouses came to stand to the outside world as the symbol of Eskimo culture. In reality, however, the vast majority of coastal Eskimos never lived in a snowhouse and never even saw one. They were common in central Canada where snow conditions were just right, but in Alaska, iglus--the word simply means 'house'--were made of sod and the snow igloo was completely unknown."

    --Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury, The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race against an Epidemic (NY and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2003), 118

    January 24, 2017