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.

    CHAPTER 24

  • 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.

    James B. Eads

  • All at once his face brightened, and he slapped his round, tight thigh with a noise like the rending of an ice-gorge.

    In the Valley

  • 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.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska

  • Up to this time it had not given way, and had become the cause of an ice-gorge that every moment grew more threatening.

    Nature's Serial Story

  • 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.

    Red Rooney The Last of the Crew


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