from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hook attached to a pole, used in moving blocks of ice.
- n. A small ice-anchor.
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Joe, who had just laid down the saw and had taken up the long ice-hook we used for drawing the blocks of ice within reach, lowered the hook, point downward, into the water.
Taking the ice-hook, he turned over one of the bits with its point, showing its soiled side, but the moment he released it, the bit of ice
Joe took the ice-hook and prodded about on the bottom, every prod bringing up one or two bits of ice, each one as it bobbed to the surface showing its sandy side for a moment and then turning over, clean side up.
"Yes," replied Joe, "and then he took the ice-hook, which I know I left standing upright against the rocks, and poked up the ground ice.