Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ice-cold brook or stream.

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Examples

  • This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, an indomitable resolution, self-command and toleration exalted from virtues to blessings, and the kindliest and truest heart that beats - these form his equipment for the noble work that he is doing for mankind - work both in theory and practice, for his views are as wide as his all-embracing sympathy.

    The Deadlocked City

  • For a moment or two he heard nothing but the ripple and plash of the ice-brook descending the side of the berg fifty yards away; but with the burial of his enemy, the lad's self-control had deserted him, and he burst into a passionate outbreak of sobs and tears.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • The lad received the usage of a sword in the forging, extremes of furnace and ice-brook.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, an indomitable resolution, self-command and toleration exalted from virtues to blessings, and the kindliest and truest heart that beats -- these form his equipment for the noble work that he is doing for mankind -- work both in theory and practice, for his views are as wide as his all-embracing sympathy.

    Dracula

  • This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, and indomitable resolution, self-command, and toleration exalted from virtues to blessings, and the kindliest and truest heart that beats, these form his equipment for the noble work that he is doing for mankind, work both in theory and practice, for his views are as wide as his all-embracing sympathy.

    Dracula

  • I believe the old reading changed to _ice-brook_ is right.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

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