Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ICE COLD

Hers were ice cold—but inside they tingled and glowed, like a worm of fire in a chrysalis of ice.

Sorbet should not freeze hard; it should be a creamy liquid and ice cold.

Her hands and feet were ice cold, and he chafed them vigorously.

The eggs and oil should be kept in the refrigerator and be ice cold.

The water was only an inch or two deep; it was ice cold and running north.

She looked so piteously thin and white, and her hands were ice cold.

From a bucket he dipped it ice cold, and applied it to her forehead.

When we say that the flame is hot, the stone hard, and the ice cold and slippery, we are describing objects and nothing more.

We took off our clothing and had a bath in that ice cold water.

And he gave me his hand, which was cold as ice—cold as that of one dead.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English is-calde; see ice (n.) + cold (adj.).