Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An implement used, especially by anglers in ice-fishing, for cutting holes in ice. See ice-auger.
“And so while the light stays I take a bucket and an ice-chisel, and go down to a small pond below the cabin.”
“He was the hardest worker, with ice-chisel or pole, and the last to leave a sheet of ice that had broken loose and started down stream.”
“With the aid of his hatchet and ice-chisel he had soon cleared away the earth, and hollowed out a kind of passage sloping gently down to the crust of ice.”
“It was clear that a caravan of sledges, drawn by dogs and reindeer, could not possibly get over these blocks; and it was equally clear that a path could not be cut through them with the hatchet or ice-chisel.”
“It sculptures the rocks and excavates the valleys, in most cases acting mainly through the soft rain, though our harder rocks are still grooved by the ice-chisel of bygone ages.”
“Things being thus arranged to his entire satisfaction, he takes an instrument called an ice-chisel -- which is a bit of steel about a foot long by one inch broad, fastened to the end of a stout pole -- wherewith he proceeds to dig through the lodge.”
“Stemaw, by way of showing its teeth, for which it is rewarded with a blow on the head from the pole of the ice-chisel, which puts an end to it.”
“So saying, Frank went off, taking Chimo along with him; while Maximus seized the axe and ice-chisel, and began the laborious process of digging through to the water.”
“Presented him with an axe, pair of spears, ice-chisel, knife, and a couple of flints, and with sixteen rations of flour, pork, and beans. 10th.”
“Said he had three daughters who had to cut wood every day, and had no axe of their own; that he was in want of an ice-chisel; fever in family.”
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