coldness

Definitions

  • Sweetie and two of the boys outside in the cold
    Sweetie and two of the boys outside in the cold
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coldness a lack of affection or enthusiasm "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"
    • n coldness the absence of heat "the coldness made our breath visible","come in out of the cold","cold is a vasoconstrictor"
    • n coldness the sensation produced by low temperatures "he shivered from the cold","the cold helped clear his head"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cold, winter, year. Apache Cold, winter, year. Apache
A TRUMPET WITH A COLD A TRUMPET WITH A COLD
She took a awful cold She took a awful cold
Hot and Cold Hot and Cold
OUT IN THE COLD OUT IN THE COLD
Pouring cold water on the troubled oil Pouring cold water on the troubled oil
IN WAR-TIME A GROCER NEEDS A 'EART AS COLD AS AN 'INDENBURG IN WAR-TIME A GROCER NEEDS A 'EART AS COLD AS AN 'INDENBURG
When I come to think the matter over in cold blood When I come to think the matter over in cold blood

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A baseball will go farther in hot temperature than in cold temperature
    • n Coldness The state or quality of being cold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose
    • n coldness The state, quality, or sensation of being cold. Want of heat.
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Quotations

  • George Fabricius
    George Fabricius
    “Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
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    “The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.”
  • Og Mandino
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    “To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.”
  • Miguel De Unamuno
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    “Man dies of cold, not of darkness.”
  • Edward Gibbon
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    “Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.”

Idioms

As cold as ice - This idiom can be used to describe a person who does not show any emotion.
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As cold as stone - If something is as cold as stone, it is very cold. If a person is as cold as stone, they are unemotional.
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Blow hot and cold - If you blow hot and cold on an idea, your attitude and opinion keeps changing; one minute you are for it, the next you are against.
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Cold day in hell - This is used as a prediction there is no chance some event or condition will ever happen.'There will be a cold day in hell before he manages it.'
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Cold feet - If you get cold feet about something, you lose the courage to do it.
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Cold fish - A cold fish is a person who doesn't show how they feel.
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Cold light of day - If you see things in the cold light of day, you see them as they really are, not as you might want them to be.
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Cold shoulder - If you give or show someone the cold shoulder, you are deliberately unfriendly and unco-operative towards them.
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Cold sweat - If something brings you out in a cold sweat, it frightens you a lot.
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Cold turkey - If someone suddenly stops taking drugs, instead of slowly cutting down, they do cold turkey.
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Go down like a cup of cold sick - (UK) An idea or excuse that will not be well accepted will go down like a cup of cold sick.
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In cold blood - If something is done in cold blood, it is done ruthlessly, without any emotion.
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Stop cold - To stop suddenly out of surprise.
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Usage

In literature:

Cold ham, light bread, and cold boiled eggs.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The cold spray should not be too cold; about 60 degrees F. is the suitable temperature of the water.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Sometimes cold applications will become painfully cold.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Done by Venus men of the Cold Country.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Strain the soup and put the pieces of ox tail in cold water to free them of fat.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Wet the greased spot with cold water, rub it with the ball, dry it, and then rinse it with fair cold water.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
This is the cold that can be prevented by the cold bath.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
It was a cold, cold job standing there on that rugged platform turning the windlass-crank.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The day was declining, the final speaker drawing to an end, the throng beginning to shiver in the deepening cold.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
At last Angus rose from her side, dignified and cold, his new, not his old self; the lover no more, but the quiet, half-indifferent husband.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
A cold rain came on and she was drenched when she was only half way there.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
I staggered when I saw the weird apparition approach, my blood ran cold with fear.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The cold was extreme, yet I did not suffer from it as in the boat.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
THE GREAT COLD AT CHRISTMAS .
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Cut the white part of a cold boiled chicken, and as many similar pieces of cold ham, into neat rounds, not larger than a florin.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Hence the southern cold cap, which has its equatorial limits at about lat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
If the skin is warm, the whole body feels warm, but if the skin is cold, the whole body feels cold.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Let it also get cold.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
It was half-past ten that forenoon when they reached Waverley, and they found that it was indeed cold.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
We now know that this common affliction is not due to cold but to absorption of infectious material.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
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In poetry:

Atop this crag
I am to spend a traveller's night;
So cold!
Your robes of moss,
Won't you lend me?
"Atop this crag" by Ono no Komachi
No pause or hush of merry birds
That sing above
Tells us how coldly sleeps below
The form we love.
""Only A Year"" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
But all is cold and dark;
No unextinguished spark
Of life to me remains,
Of hopes, or joys, or pains.
"Of Death And Life" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Take him on the last haul,
To the cold straight house,
The level even house,
To the last house of all.
"Pals" by Carl Sandburg
"I see its shadow coldly enwrap
The souls before.
Sadly they enter it, step by step,
To return no more.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Blossom—that the west-wind
Has never wooed to blow,
Scentless are thy petals,
Thy dew is cold as snow!
"The Two Children Pt 1" by Emily Jane Bronte

In news:

In February 1972, President Richard M Nixon was viewed as the ultimate Cold Warrior, a politician who made his name in part by a vigorous embrace of anti-Communism.
Blissful warmth today gets shaved back by cold front tonight.
'The Frog Guy' brings cold- blooded creatures to class.
Defense says he was 'irresponsible' but not a 'cold- blooded , calculated killer'.
Man charged with 'cold- blooded ' murder in stabbing of Illinois man at The Jacksonville Landing.
Fiddler crabs are cold- blooded .
Fall is the season for harvest and storage, in preparation for the cold months ahead.
The San Diego Zoo is showing off creatures of the cold- blooded kind to the public through Sunday.
Just Jess has a Cold Blooded Encounter.
O'Brien: Freeh report shows Penn State officials made cold- blooded decisions.
Kevin Durant is becoming a cold- blooded closer for Thunder.
It is easy to grow, tolerates the cold and is rich in vitamin C and fiber.
Britton, the 2009 winner, shot a 2-under 70 in cold and windy conditions to match Bolling at 3-under 141.
HANCEVILLE — Cold Springs started off hot and finished cold.
As I write this, it's a cold, crummy day in what so far has been a cold, crummy year.
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In science:

This is an interesting point because if there are galaxies which possess very dominant cold components, even though they may have large quantities of dust, they will not necessarily have large 60µm luminosities.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
It was often not possible to find unique decompositions of the SEDs using a series of modified Planck functions, either cold temperatures and steep β or higher temperatures and lower β being equally acceptable.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The cold component has a similar temperature in all of the galaxies (Tav = 21 K), in agreement with those determined by many other authors in the literature.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
ISRFs – leading to slightly warmer grain temperatures in their diffuse, cold component.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
Figure 12. a) Using the warm component temperature Tw , there is no longer a relationship with L60 . b) Creating a warm ‘energy’ by combining Tw with the ratio of cold/warm grains, there is now a correlation with L60 .
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The 60µm luminosity was found to depend on both dust mass and the relative amount of energy in the warm component, but it has no relationship with the cold component.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
Then we discuss two opposite limits: a dilute and cold gas, where one can develop a rigorous theory for interacting bosons, and a dense quantum fluid, where more sophisticated many-body techniques are required.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Actually, the occurrence of a sharp peak in the velocity distribution of a cloud of 87Rb atoms, released from a magnetic trap, was the first evidence of Bose-Einstein condensations in these cold gases , and the transition temperature was found to be very close to the value predicted by Eq. (2).
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Moreover, the droplet is cold enough to neglect the thermal activation of excited states.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
The sharpness of the spectrum is already a signature that the cold matrix around the molecule is superfluid. A nonsuperfluid matrix would smear the spectrum so much that it could not be resolved; a demonstration of this effect has been given in Ref. by replacing 4He (super) with a variable amount of 3He (normal).
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
However, their cold plasma approximation needs to be improved.
The Effect of the Random Magnetic Field Component on the Parker Instability
The other limiting formula is for the cold plasma with p = 0 (Parker & Jopikii 2000).
The Effect of the Random Magnetic Field Component on the Parker Instability
We considered the phenomenon of the Andreev reflection of quarks at the interface between the cold quark-gluon plasma phase and 2SC color superconductor.
Quark scattering at QGP/2SC interface
In this paper we describe the phenomena of Andreev reflection at the junction between the cold quark-gluon plasma and superconducting 2SC phase.
Quark scattering at QGP/2SC interface
Particle simulations [10, 11] showed granular clusters: dense and “cold” regions of granulate developing away from the thermal wall.
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
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