Ice-bird

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ice-bird the little auk or sea-dove
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. is; Ger. eis, Ice., Dan. is.

Usage

In literature:

Like a bird she has flown over the ice, like a bird she looks about her in a timid, startled way.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
The instinct which sets birds to nest-building amid the young green, turned the rovers' hearts toward their ice-bound home.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
That ice-boat was a bird.
"Cape Cod Stories" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The birds and the seals and the bears and white foxes coming south on the moving ice are signs of spring.
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
At first Al-ice found it hard to use a live bird for a mal-let.
"Alice in Wonderland" by J.C. Gorham
Then it crouched for a rush at the unconscious birds, for no other lump of ice lay between them and their foe.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
The bark of the Ice Bird appeared on the beach to fetch the passengers.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
These birds and eggs were all carefully stowed away in our storehouses of ice and rocks near the glacier.
"Cast Away in the Cold" by Isaac I. Hayes
At one place a bird sitting on its eggs was even frozen fast by one leg to the ice on the 31/21 August, 1596.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
I yelled at him and skimmed out over the trembling ice like a bird.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
He had seen them on the streets chatting merrily, on the ice flying swiftly like so many gay birds.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Stray bird, here among the ice and snow you will seek for them all in vain.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Numberless flocks of birds follow up the melting ice, and so nest unmolested on the great tundras and plains of Siberia.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
The iceman sets his nippers into the ice and lifts the block; but the bird sets his claws into the tree and lifts his own body.
"The Woodpeckers" by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
Like the birds in England, we shall know when the Siberian ice has broken.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
Consommee or bouillon, salads, birds, ices, jellies and bonbons are the usual order.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler
On leaving their nests, the birds made their way down the ice-foot on to the sea-ice.
"Antarctic Penguins" by George Murray Levick
As we neared the land-ice, birds became numerous.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Silence reigned round the ship: not a sea-bird's cry, not the slightest sound from the ice reached us.
"Arctic Adventures" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sea is covered thick with ice, and the birds fly away.
"Brooks's Readers, Third Year" by Stratton D. Brooks
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In poetry:

Snow is a strange white word.
No ice or frost
Has asked of bud or bird
For Winter's cost.
"On Receiving News of the War" by Isaac Rosenberg
For the white man too rejoices,
Welcoming Spring's herald bird,
When the ice breaks, and the voices
From the rushing streams are heard.
"Legend Of The Canadian Robin" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Let such as love the eagle's scream
Divide with him his home of ice
For me shall gentler notes suffice,--
The valley-song of bird and stream;
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
From gray, bleak hills 'neath steely skies
Thro' beards of ice the forests roar;
Along the river's humming shore
The skimming skater bird-like flies.
"The White Evening" by Madison Julius Cawein
Her sledgy car, with sparkling frost-work bright,
O'er the pellucid ice her snow-birds drew,
And on her fleecy robe's refracted light
The full-blown rose's vermeil colours threw.
"The Complaint Of The Goddess Of The Glaciers To Doctor Darwin" by Helen Maria Williams
And while men slept the still pools were frozen,
Mosses were white, with ice the long grasses bowed;
The hawthorn buds and the greening honeysuckle
Froze, and the birds were dumb under that cloud.
"The Unloosening" by John Freeman

In news:

While driving down Rt.369 in the town of Fenton we spotted two birds on the ice in the river feeding on something,when we turned around to get a shot, the one was gone, but this guy was too busy eating so we got this cool shot.
This iron is fertilizing the growth of microscopic plants and algae, transforming the waters adjacent to ice floes into teeming communities of everything from tiny shrimplike krill to fish, birds and sometimes mammals.
Bird formed of ice from December 07 ice storm.
Ice Bird Click to enlarge.
Trained by Tim Ice, Summer Bird won the Belmont Stakes, Travers and Jockey Club Cup.
Create a beautiful wreath that serves as a bird feeder when the ice melts.
Your senses take it all in -- salt air, lake water, bird songs, warm sand, ice cream cones.
How rising temperatures and melting ice have affected the habitats of five species of the swimming birds.
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