ice pick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ice pick pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ice pick a sharp instrument for breaking ice into small pieces.
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Usage

In literature:

I said, when I had borne it bravely up to the ices, I hated knowing what flowers were composed of, I only liked to pick them.
"Red Hair" by Elinor Glyn
Crew insist on lowering the boats and pulling them northward over the ice to open water in hopes of being picked up.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Lezard, weeping bitterly, squatted beside him clawing at the thin skin of ice with a pick-axe.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
The second pass that ice-pick-faced mut made he brought up a chunk as big as a biscuit.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
Al-ice could not think what to do next, so she picked up a bit of stick and held it out to the pup-py.
"Alice in Wonderland" by J.C. Gorham
He stoops and picks up what looks like a piece of ice.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
We've picked up a guy out of an ice gang that's willin' to stand th' gaff, but we need another one.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Clubs, dog whips, chunks of ice, shovels and picks, the implements being taken from the sleds, were used as weapons.
"The Young Treasure Hunter" by Frank V. Webster
She picked up a hard lump of snow and sent it crashing through the rear ice-window!
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
That ice-axe ought to have been driven like lightning into the snow, or the pick held towards it downward.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

To-night, His frost will fasten on this mud and us,
Shrivelling many hands and puckering foreheads crisp.
The burying-party, picks and shovels in their shaking grasp,
Pause over half-known faces. All their eyes are ice,
But nothing happens.
"Exposure" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

The detainers gave ICE extra time to pick up the inmates for possible deportation.
Knife, ice pick used in robbery outside popular Weslaco bar.
Authorities are looking for two men who used a knife and an ice pick for a robbery that took place outside a popular bar in Weslaco.
Police arrested a suspect early Sunday they say used an ice pick to stab and wound a man in his own apartment.
Police say he held up two women in the elevator, threatening them with a weapon that looked like an ice pick .
So-called ' ice pick bandit' strikes again.
Police confirm two robberies that happened in Stuy-Town on Thursday may be connected to the ice pick bandit.
When the doctor steps back to take a photograph, one of the ice pick s slips.
18 Low-Cal orie Ice Cream Picks.
These Muscat grapes, with their mantle of snow, wait to be picked and made into ice wine for Washington State's Upland Winery.
African-American neighborhood gadfly, city council candidate and ice pick in the toes of just about every authority -- has a penchant for sometimes spouting outrageous candor.
A Zamboni driver in Minnesota is on thin ice after picking up a DUI -- on the job.
Two locations have been set up for St Bernard Parish residents impacted by Hurricane Isaac to pick up ice, tarps, water and food, the parish said in a news release Saturday morning.
Texas on Wednesday is scheduled to execute a man who murdered a woman in 1991, stabbing her repeatedly with an ice pick and strangling her with stereo wire at her Dallas-area apartment.
Gillian Flynn's ice-pick-sharp "Gone Girl" begins far too innocently by explaining how Nick and Amy Dunne celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary.
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