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  • n. Plural form of icebreaker.


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  • Canadians can derive great satisfaction from the knowledge that our icebreakers were and are held in the very highest regard by Humble Oil and all the people in the tanker.

    S.S. Manhattan's Northwest Passage Voyage—Observations by Canada's Representative

  • Naturally occurring ice: exists all over the world, but mostly forms in the high latitudes, at high elevations, or at night when temperatures cool in oceans, lakes, and rivers may not be as common if climate continues to change and temperatures warm provides water for people, animals, and plants on lakes and in oceans can get so thick that special ships called icebreakers have to create a path through the ice can tell scientists about the past climate of Earth through ice cores.


  • Environmental Protection Agency last year, allowing the company to operate the Frontier Discoverer drilling ship and support vessels, such as icebreakers and a supply ship, in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.

    Panel Deals Shell Setback in the Arctic

  • We have interesting and thought-provoking debates, teach each other funny games and songs 'icebreakers' to prepare the students before beginning a lesson, and then learn some really interesting topics.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • The animals are "icebreakers" for the therapists and psychiatrists who walk through bases and check in on soldiers.

    The Seattle Times

  • Too many trainers rely on games and 'icebreakers' that seem to come out of a 3rd grade classroom.


  • - The new ad campaign from Crispin Porter & Bogusky for Microsoft, which has been rolled out in two parts so far, are "'icebreakers' designed to start a new kind of conversation."

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Even tho MS is claiming these are just "icebreakers", I don't think the whole thing will get Vista / MS anymore clients, especially since these have NOTHING to do with Vista. Stories / Popular

  • 'icebreakers', Facebook has 'pokes' and you shouldn't mess with any of them!


  • The icebreakers never led to that type of conversation.

    Date Lab: Can a 'Jeopardy!' contestant pass a blind-date quiz?


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