icing

Definitions

  • Making an Ice Road by Flooding
    Making an Ice Road by Flooding
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n icing (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
    • n icing a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
    • n icing the formation of frost or ice on a surface
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink
A Beacon Masked in Ice A Beacon Masked in Ice
Wrecks! And the Ice Between Wrecks! And the Ice Between
The Bear in the Ice Pack The Bear in the Ice Pack
The Bear Breaking Free from the Ice The Bear Breaking Free from the Ice
ANNALS OF A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD. AN ICE PICTURE ANNALS OF A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD. AN ICE PICTURE
Homemade Ice Box Homemade Ice Box
Perkins's ice machine Perkins's ice machine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons
    • n Icing A coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
    • n icing A coating of concreted sugar. Also called frosting and ice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ten percent of the salt mined in the world each year is used to de-ice the roads in America.
    • Icing a covering of ice or concreted sugar
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.”
  • Joe E. Lewis
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    “I always wake up at the crack of ice.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Thou art all ice. Thy kindness freezes.”
  • John Boyle O'Reilly
    John Boyle O'Reilly
    “The organized charity, scrimped and iced, in the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.”
  • Dorothy Hamill
    Dorothy Hamill
    “Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on.”
  • Vicki Baum
    Vicki Baum
    “Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.”

Idioms

As cold as ice - This idiom can be used to describe a person who does not show any emotion.
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Break the ice - When you break the ice, you get over any initial embarrassment or shyness when you meet someone for the first time and start conversing.
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Cuts no ice - If something cuts no ice, it doesn't have any effect or influence.
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Icing on the cake - This expression is used to refer to something good that happens on top of an already good thing or situation.
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On ice - If plans are put on ice, they are delayed and no action will be taken for the foreseeable future.
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Skate on thin ice - If someone is skating on thin ice, they are taking a big risk.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

It was not glare ice, but ice upon which snow had melted and frozen again.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
The ice had become depressed where she and Ruth Stevenson stood, and both were already in a half inch of water.
"The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
It must have been desperately dreary as the winter advanced, with ice and snow and freezing winds from the north.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
But the place is as cold as an ice-house, sir, and unless I am mistaken, there's ice in it.
"My Terminal Moraine" by Frank E. Stockton
In a short time the ship made the ice.
"Archibald Hughson" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ice raft was soon abandoned, the boats launched, but the ice again stopped them.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Hundreds of thousands of square miles of pack-ice, glaciers, and ice-walls jealously guard it on all sides.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
You've no political pull, shut off up here well nigh in sight of the Arctic ice.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
The wind being mostly fair, and the ice not thick enough at any time to obstruct our passage, we hauled in our latitude very fast.
"Cast Away in the Cold" by Isaac I. Hayes
At another part, where the ice is smoother, men were getting in the ice harvest between us and the shore.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
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In poetry:

Fierce burned the sun, yet cheeks were pale,
For ice hail they had leaden hail;
In that fine forest, green and big,
There stayed unbroken not one twig.
"Sospan Fach" by Robert Graves
Thus will the spring-flow'r bud and blow,
Wrapp'd round in many a fold of snow;
But, if an ice-wind pierce the sky,
'Twill drop upon its bed, and die!
"Love And The Spring-Flower" by Sir John Carr
God knows I strive against low lust and vice,
Wound in the net of their voluptuous hair;
God knows that all their kisses are as ice
To me who do not care.
"Aspiration" by Madison Julius Cawein
Though streams the sweat in rivers downward,
Our arms from shoveling grown weak,
Our bodies frozen to an ice crust
While we new strength in slumber seek--
"The Songs Of Siberian Exiles" by Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov
So on our rude and wintry soil
We feed the kindling flame of art,
And steal the tropic’s blushing spoil
To bloom on Nature’s ice-clad heart.
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Young and a conqueror, once on a day,
Wild white Winter rode out this way;
With his sword of ice and his banner of snow
Vanquished the Summer and laid her low.
"The Champion" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Ray Suarez talks to Walt Meier, a scientist at the US National Ice and Snow Data Center about the new evidence and how a lack of arctic sea ice affects ocean currents and changes weather patterns.
A new NASA study revealed that the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ice cap .
Why do the ice cube s in my ice tray occasionally have spikes on them.
The new ice-maker will produce 110 tons of ice.
Scotsman Ice Systems introduces the NU130, an undercounter commercial nugget ice machine perfect for tight spaces.
The study represents an advance over previous efforts, the team holds, because it takes two new factors into account: changes in ice-sheet altitude and the increase in heat-trapping land exposed by a shrinking ice sheet.
Antarctica's ice sheet holds 90% of the ice on Earth (1999 file photo).
The Ice Is Being Laid at DC's Newest Ice-Skating Rink .
Prepacked cup of ice for iced coffee .
Iced Vanilla Latte1 oz vanilla syrup2 oz toddy8 oz milkstir ingredients, add ice, top with whipped cream, enjoy.
Li Jing, 22, a university student in China, on the Disney characters rendered in ice in this year's Harbin Ice Lantern Festival.
Check out the pics and Ice T's response here before he deleted them off of twitter ICE T'S RESPONSE + PICS HERE.
Ice 10 oz bottled or canned lemonade 1 oz mandarin orange flavoring syrup ½ oz vanilla Mix with ice and garnish with orange and lemon slices.
Then it was hoped that the abrupt flips were somehow caused by continental ice sheets, and thus would be unlikely to recur, because we now lack huge ice sheets over Canada and Northern Europe.
Not only are fans of Ice-T and Coco not happy, but Ice-T himself is not a very happy man today.
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In science:

The goals of this simulation are to calculate the time-evolving temperature and density in the solar nebula, which determine the reaction rates for our kinetic model of ice formation, and to follow the viscous evolution of the surface density profile.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Although from a planet formation perspective we are primarily concerned with the ice inventory at the solar nebula midplane, an accurate dynamical description of the midplane requires understanding the vertical energy balance in the disk.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
This temperature, therefore, has a profound effect on the ice inventory of the solar nebula.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Simply raising the ambient temperature above this value would ensure that none of these ices could freeze on grains.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
We therefore postulate that the outer solar nebula midplane contained CO and CH4 ice, making our choice of ambient temperature appropriate.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
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