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cat ice Line breaks: cat ice

Definition of cat ice in English:


[mass noun]
Thin ice from under which the water has receded.
Example sentences
  • Remember that it's likely to be very cold indeed and it's not uncommon to catch steelhead as snow is falling and there's cat ice on the river fringes.
  • I was at the water by 8: 00 am and it was freezing cold with pockets of snow littering the banks and half the river was covered with cat ice.

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