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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHILLER

They were chill, I cast no doubt: and all the chiller for the hand that chilled them.

“There be chiller gear than snow, maid,” replied the mother bitterly.

He have took my little Zip along of his own chiller, and a' maneth to make a lady on her.

Already the chiller mountain breezes following the heat spell were making visitors close their windows.

As she entered the darker tree-shadows beyond, she stopped suddenly, a chiller fear shaking her.

Still he sleeps; he will not waken, Fastly closed is his eye; Paler is his cheek, and chiller Than the icy moon on high.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ciele, cele "cold, coolness, chill, frost," from Proto-Germanic *kal- "to be cold," from PIE root *gel- "cold" (see cold). According to OED, the word seems to have been obsolete after c.1400 (displaced by cold) and the modern use is a back-formation since c.1600 from the verb.

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