from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blockade of ice in a river.
- n. A narrow, steep-sided gorge in whose bottom, amid large fallen rocks, ice forms in the winter and endures until late in the summer or longer. Ice-gorges occur in a number of localities in New England and New York.
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But the boat was perilously near the ice-gorge, which growled and wrestled and over-topped it a bare dozen feet away.
Winter as well as summer the work went on; and the task of cutting out a vessel wrecked in an ice-gorge, or of raising one from beneath the ice, must have been as trying as walking the river bottom in search of a wreck.
All at once his face brightened, and he slapped his round, tight thigh with a noise like the rending of an ice-gorge.
A few scenes, evidently painted on the spot and in dire distress; a drop-curtain depicting an utterly impracticable roseate ice-gorge in the ideal Alaska, and four footlights, constituted the sum total of the properties.
Up to this time it had not given way, and had become the cause of an ice-gorge that every moment grew more threatening.
Ermigit seemed to have guessed rightly, for after clambering up the ice-gorge referred to until he gained a high ledge or plateau, he began regularly to stalk the birds with the sly patience of a cat.