Ice-feathers

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Ice-feathers peculiar feather-like forms assumed by ice at the summits of mountains
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

And the feathers of the ice shooting up inside, as long as the last sheaf of quills I opened for them.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
Sam Baker swung the anchor round his head as if it had been a feather, and hurled it far upon the ice.
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
Whisk it well, and when the cake is almost cold, dip a feather in the iceing, and cover the cake well.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
There myriads of gulls, kittiwakes, murres, guillemots, and such like creatures, made the ice alive with feathered forms.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
It is for the sake of the feathers sailors shoot these birds on the ice, for they are nearly as well feathered as an eider duck.
"Wild Adventures round the Pole" by Gordon Stables
Remember the smothery feather-beds, and the ice-cold pickled beets and pie for breakfast?
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
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In poetry:

"If there be saints, they are fast asleep,
Lounging in Heaven, in wraps of feather."
"Talk not so, or my eyes will weep
Till the ice-tears rattle and clink together."
"Legend" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Ice melts into unusual forms on the Cook Inlet beach in Kenai during recent warm feather.
Recipe for Red Feather's classic gin martini : Take 2.5 ounces of gin, half an ounce of dry vermouth, stir in ice until the cubes float and serve up in a classic, curved-lip glass.
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