ice chest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ice chest a refrigerator for cooling liquids
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ice chest a box for holding ice; a box in which things are kept cool by means of ice; a refrigerator.
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Usage

In literature:

And wonder of wonders, just inside the door was a little ice-chest.
"The Girl Scouts at Home" by Katherine Keene Galt
Try that cane thing, and, while you're about it, there's a siphon in that ice chest over there.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
He had made it in the morning and it had been standing in the ice chest all day.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
You will find in the room inside an ice chest in which to keep such foods as spoil.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
They had an ice-chest on board, and Mr. Eng had replenished it at Simujan.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
She thrust some eggs into the small ice-chest to cool them for the salad dressing soon to be made.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
If possible, rub the chest and legs, but not the belly, with ice.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Creameries with ice-chests were as yet unheard of in the rural counties of Maine in 1866.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
They were obliged to unload their cargo, and throw their chests and the dead walruses on the ice.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Allow the flask to stand in the ice-chest for twelve hours.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The ice chest is built much as the fireless cooker is made.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
His heart was still pounding against the wall of his chest, his hands trembling, his skin ice cold.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
In handing a bottle fresh from the ice-chest the waiter wraps a napkin around it to absorb the moisture.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Granger was leaning far out now, the surface was curving from under him and his chest had left the ice.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
It was the size of an ice-chest, too big to fit on his lap, but he kept looking over his shoulder at it.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
For household purposes cooling in ice-chests or ice-chambers suffices to preserve food on a comparatively small scale.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
We had not, and she fetched a bit from the ice chest and gave it to her pet.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
I wanted to find an ice chest.
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber
Aren't you afraid it will spoil if you don't put it in the ice-chest?
"Teaching the Child Patriotism" by Kate Upson Clarke
Oh, I see; sniffing around the ice chest, eh?
"Four Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
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In news:

Federal police in Acapulco said they caught a young woman and a young man as they were getting out of a car near a shopping mall with an ice chest that contained a decapitated head and other human remains.
The deflection sent a bouncing puck on bad ice toward Henrik Lundqvist, but before the all-star goaltender could make the save, Marian Gaborik poked the puck away, knocking it off Chimera 's chest.
For people who grew up before the antibiotic era — and who learned to cook when refrigerators were literal ice chests that kept things cool at best — " food poisoning " was a reasonable fear, and a risk they refused to take.
Maybe your July 4th picnic includes corn on the cob, and perhaps you've seen a little nugget floating around on the Internet, saying that the best way to cook corn for a crowd is in a cooler, or ice chest with boiling water.
Human heads delivered in ice chest .
The body of a man was found in an ice chest in his home in a putrid liquid state, investigators said, that had possibly been there for months.
"Stuff the Ice Chest ".
Engel's new 35-quart Deep Blue Ice Chest boasts a 2-inch layer of insulation that can keep your ice from melting for eight days.
Ice chests filled with food and drink soon give way to fired-up grills in the Mardi Gras equivalent to the world's biggest tailgate party.
Back in the day, the boys from Texas Lutheran College would load ice chests with longnecks, cram into pickups, and shoot down Highway 123 to San Marcos.
Valdez man Aaron Rasmussen was rescued by fellow hikers Saturday after he broke through thin ice on the Valdez Glacier and found himself submerged up to his chest in icy water.
Human heads delivered in ice chest.
Human heads delivered in ice chest.
Andrea Stalder plays with her 4-month-old daughter, Adelheid, held by milk bank coordinator Maria Valle, as director Pauline Sakamoto packs an ice chest.
The St Tammany Parish Coroner's office says the body found in an ice chest in a Slidell woman's home was that of 83.
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