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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ICED

Then it is iced by applying warm water with a bit of hairy deerskin.

This cake may be iced either with clear icing or wine or fruit glaze.

I haven't had anything stronger than a glass of iced water all day.

Representatively they are as different as iced water is to old port.

He stumbled, sprawled upon the iced pavement, bruising his face.

He was as cool as an iced melon, the drawl in his voice not quickening in the least.

She led him into the dining-room, and pouring out a glass of iced tea handed it to him.

The milk in its center, when iced, is a most delicious luxury.

And yet a month or two ago he was giving champagne and iced puddings for dinner!

Catherine took it like a slap across the face with an iced towel.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English is "ice" (also the name of the rune for -i-), from Proto-Germanic *isa- (cf. Old Norse iss, Old Frisian is, Dutch ijs, German Eis), with no certain cognates beyond Germanic, though possible relatives are Avestan aexa- "frost, ice," isu- "frosty, icy;" Afghan asai "frost." Slang meaning "diamonds" is attested from 1906.

Ice cube attested from 1904. Ice age attested from 1832. To break the ice "to make the first opening to any attempt" is from 1580s, metaphoric of making passages for boats by breaking up river ice though in modern use usually with implications of "cold reserve."

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