from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ice that is formed on and incrusts the bottom of a lake or river in-shore; ground-ice.


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  • Black anchor-ice of strange device shot upward from its bed,

    Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

  • Below him lay the level tundra, merging indistinguishably with the white anchor-ice of Behring Sea; beyond that a long black streak of open water, underscoring the sky as if to emphasize the significance of that empty horizon, a horizon which for many months would remain unsmudged by smoke.

    Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories

  • There it was, the anchor-ice, clingin 'an' clusterin 'to ivery rock, after the manner of the white coral.

    The Men of Forty-Mile

  • ` Only the anchor-ice, David, only the anchor-ice.

    The Men of Forty-Mile

  • Neither did Lon McFane, when he affirmed that anchor-ice was even more so; nor did Bettles, as he instantly disagreed, declaring the very existence of such a form to be a bugaboo.

    The Men of Forty-Mile

  • The anchor-ice let go and went out early, and a few pioneer trout jumped that week; the cock-grouse, magnificent in his exquisite puffed ruff, paced the black-wet drumming log, and the hollow woodlands throbbed all day with his fairy drumming.

    The Firing Line

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