from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large refrigerator, or a small room for cold storage.
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The dinner was uncommonly good, as the first dinner out is apt to be; and it went gayly on from soup to fruit, which was of the American abundance and variety, and as yet not of the veteran freshness imparted by the ice-closet.
Here, also, the refrigerator can be placed, or, what is better, an ice-closet can be made, as designated in the illustration.