- Her foot broke through a patch of brittle ice to black frozen mud below.
- In a matter of seconds, the toxarin was frozen into a solid block of ice.
- A blue beam shot out of my armor and froze Floria in a solid block of ice.
- The ice in his voice didn't match the warmth in his eyes.
- The second movement, the composer told me, should be played not expressively, but like ice.
- His voice was like ice, sending a chill through my body.
- A tray of miniature fruit ices appeared after dessert, along with mint truffles and slivers of candied ginger.
- Low-fat means sorbet, ices, frozen yogurt, sherbet, or low-fat ice cream.
- The menu also has milkshakes and fruit ices, but nobody ever seems to order them.
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- If they can't wait long enough to ice fairy cakes, have some extra that can be eaten immediately.
- I slammed the kitchen door on the pair of them and set about icing my cake.
- England, however, made the fatal error of believing this advance publicity - and in their haste, they tried to ice their cake before it had had time to cool.
- Mr O'Connor, to the penalty box with you, as you have stepped way over the blue line and iced this puck.
- However, the linesmen whistled the Rangers for icing with 1.6 seconds remaining.
- The puck started to go down the ice and it looked like it would be icing.
break the ice
- Do or say something to relieve tension or get conversation going at the start of a party or when people meet for the first time.Example sentences
- I thought if I had one at home I could use it as a conversation piece, to break the ice at parties.
- Perhaps next time, we should break the ice and make proper conversation.
- Although watching together broke the ice, the tension was still there.
- But it was the champions-elect that were sent home in defeat, the champagne, for now at least, chilling on ice.
- The samples were heated for 6-7 min, then chilled on ice, and centrifuged.
- Spoon some lobster noodles in a bowl that is chilled on ice.
- Mr Wicks said putting the plans on ice would cut down the overall cost of the massive engineering scheme by an estimated £220m.
- Initially, it was hoped the family would jet off to the States this summer but the gruelling chemotherapy sessions have put plans on ice.
- Early in March, Genesis Energy put plans on ice for two coal-fired power stations in Huntly.
- It would be a unique event as Indians for the first time would get to watch white bear performing on ice.
- In 1973, at the age of 9, Nina Ananiashvili performed on ice an adaptation of Michel Fokine's solo The Dying Swan.
- Everyone has watched accomplished skaters spin on ice.
on thin ice
- In a precarious or risky situation: you’re skating on thin iceMore example sentences
- When you deal with this subject you skate on thin ice.
- His reign has been very controversial and he is on thin ice already.
- Like the rest of the field, Woods was swinging on thin ice, knowing that the slightest false step or slice of misfortune would draw blood.
ice over (or up)
- Become completely covered or blocked with ice: the wings iced over, forcing the pilot to diveMore example sentences
- Suddenly he ran across an iced over puddle of water and he fell down onto the snow.
- It's also kind of dangerous because there is a water spout that empties right there and that ices over at night.
- Quickly, he turned to the door and found the handle and the seams of the door iced over, which helped trap the water as well.
The primary purpose of breaking the ice was to allow the passage of boats through frozen water, but by the end of the 16th century people were using the phrase to mean ‘to begin an undertaking’. The modern sense, ‘to do or say something to relieve tension or get conversation going’, began in the 17th century. Ice has represented a person's cold nature or unfriendly manner since at least the time of Shakespeare. In the early 19th century the poet Lord Byron wrote in his Don Juan: ‘And your cold people are beyond all price, When once you've broken their confounded ice.’ Ice cream has been around longer than you might think. The term first appeared in the mid 18th century, but the earlier equivalent iced cream is known from the late 17th. In 1848 the novelist William Makepeace Thackeray could use the shortened form ice in Vanity Fair: ‘He went out and ate ices at a pastry-cook's shop.’ Since the early 18th century both icing and ice have been names for sugar paste for cakes. The American equivalent is frosting [ 1756]. The idea behind both is that the white sugar looks like ice. The phrase the icing on the cake, ‘an attractive but inessential addition or enhancement’, has been recorded since the 1920s
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- Everyone should put a contact number in their mobile phone and name it ICE (In Case of Emergency)
- The idea is that you enter the word ICE in your cellphone address book and against it the number of the person who you would want to be contacted 'in case of emergency'.
- We have been inundated with emails and phone calls from people worried that, having put ICE into their mobiles, they are now going to be charged for the privilege.
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Early 21st century: acronym from in case of emergency.
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