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  • Also bucklish. Newfoundland English, said of ice, thin and liable to buckle or bend when stepped on; "rubber ice." Said of ice in a pond or a harbor that undulates when walked over.


    "The dancing was fine, and the galleries were nice / They were shaken by dancers, like buckly ice." (Evening Telegram, 1913)

    "The ice is bucklish, not right safe."

    From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English, 2nd ed., p. 71.

    October 27, 2007