Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ice-chest; a small refrigerator.
  • n. The compartment in a refrigerator or an ice-chest for containing the ice.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Every Sunday, our leader in New Roads, La., a woman named Tiny Hood, battered up fried chicken with a deep crunch and Louisiana tang I dream of almost a half-century later and I can still taste her lemon ice-box pie.

    Paul Kleyman: Give The Help and Black Working Women a Break

  • King lay lazily on the cushions of a first-class carriage in the rear, utterly absorbed in the principles of antiseptic dressing, as if that had anything to do with Prussians and the Khyber Pass; and Ismail attended to the careful packing of soda water bottles in the ice-box on the floor.

    In The Time Of Light

  • The old woman took a scoop and scooped some from an ice-box - a good large helping, which she slapped between wafers.

    Working Without a Net

  • This weather Schrodinger's Cat brought to you by the proximity of ocean and a large Canadian ice-box.

    It's Wednesday -- do you know where your blizzard is?

  • These efforts have made a dent in the ice-box, but I still have a ways to go until I can see the back wall.

    Left-Left-Overs

  • Entre temps, * and just to reassure you (and me) that I am not really "hearing things," I will partager* the nugget of "frigian" philosophy that our ice-box shared with me the other day when it offered up the following maxim:

    aveugle - French Word-A-Day

  • Not much room in an actual ice-box, and cars allowed one to bring home from the grocery more than one could actually carry.

    Out-of-Context Ad Challenge – The Bleat.

  • To cap it all off, when we got home she went to get some ice from the fridge to put on her bruises, found the ice-box frozen up, attacked it with a knife and managed to spear a Coke can, which then sprayed her and the kitchen at full force!

    Journal for 18 March 1999

  • As the evening turns into dusk, it's business as usual as he pulls out a tiny aluminium kulfi mould from his ice-box, expertly snaps off the lid, pushes in a stick, scoops out the kulfi in perfect shape and hands it over to the impatient customer in exchange for a few coins.

    Kesar Malai Kulfi

  • And if your husband hasn't returned an empty tray to the ice-box, as he does.

    aveugle - French Word-A-Day

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