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 Ice (1 syl.).Ice-brook. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ice-blink (The).
 
An indication of pack-ice or of a frozen surface by its reflection on the clouds. If the sky is dark or brown, the navigator may be sure that there is water; if it is white, rosy, or orange-coloured, he may be certain there is ice, for these tints are reflected from the sun’s rays, or of light. The former is called a “water sky,” the latter an “ice sky.”   1
 


 Ice (1 syl.).Ice-brook. 

 
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