Sledges sentence example
Dickason, were landed with stores and sledges but no dogs.
The two motor sledges left Cape Evans on Oct.
The rivers freeze rapidly; towards November 10th all the streams of the White Sea basin are ice-bound, and so remain for an average of 167 days; those of the Baltic, Black Sea and Caspian basins freeze later, but about December the 10th nearly all the rivers of the country are highways for sledges.
During the winter the smaller tributaries freeze to the bottom, and about 1st January Lake Baikal becomes covered with a solid crust of ice capable of bearing files of loaded sledges.
From Irkutsk it proceeds to Transbaikalia, Lake Baikal being crossed either by steamer or (when frozen) on sledges, in either case from Listvinichnoe to Misovaya.Advertisement
When the rivers are frozen communication is maintained by sledges on the Amur; but in spring and autumn the only continuous route down the Shilka and the Amur, to its mouth, is on horseback along a mountain path (very difficult across the Bureya range).
A Yakutsk Cossack, named Vaghin, wintered on Bolshoy in 1712, but it was a merchant, Lyakhov, who first described the two greater islands of this group in 1770, and three years later reached on sledges the largest island of the New Siberia group, which he named Kotelnyi.
In some winters the latter is sufficiently firm and level to admit of sledges passing between Copenhagen and Malmo.
Beginning a northward journey with sledges at the end of the winter, Wellman met with an accident which compelled him to return, but not before some exploration had been accomplished, and the eastern extension of the archipelago fairly well defined.
At every degree of latitude the sledges were lightened by forming a depot of provisions for the return journey.Advertisement
Here 24 dogs were killed, leaving 18 to work the three sledges.
I 1911, and the total distance traversed by man-hauled sledges was over zoo m., giving an average of about 4 m.
There were landed at Cape Evans 17 Siberian ponies, .33 Siberian sledge dogs and three motor sledges on the design of which Scott had taken immense pains.
Thenceforward the southern advance was made by 16 people in three parties of four each, reinforced by two from the motor sledges and two with the dogs, one party ahead breaking the trail, the others following at intervals.
The party of 12 pushed on up the Beardmore glacier with three man-hauled sledges, and after leaving a depot in the middle of the glacier, reached the Plateau at 8,000 ft.Advertisement
Keohane returned, and the party of eight went on with two sledges.
They manhandled the sledges over ice hummocks and through soft snow.
Scott and Shackleton were not particularly interested in ice and snow and were appallingly ignorant of skis, sledges and furs.
Here are oxen for the burnt offering, and here are threshing sledges and ox yokes for the wood.
Using neither dogs or ponies, the men man hauled the sledges for the entire journey.Advertisement
Dogs are much used in these cold countries, in drawing the sledges.
The steep muddy roads are lined with melting ice, empty beer cans and old plastic sledges.
The principal of these trades are the weaving of carpets - about Tyumen; the making of wire sieves; the painting of ikons or sacred images; the making of wooden vessels and of the necessaries for the carrying trade about Tomsk (sledges, wheels, &c).; 2 Russian Encyclopaedic Dictionary, vol.
From the wood, platters, axe-handles, snow-shoe frames, and dog sledges are made, and it is worked into articles of furniture which are susceptible of a good polish.