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blue ice

noun, Geology.
the oldest and densest ice in a glacier, distinguished by a pale-blue color. Unabridged
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  • From the top we searched with glasses; there was nothing to be seen but blue ice, crevassed, showing no protuberances.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • But there was no disregarding this half-inch of blue ice that had covered the spring.

    The Strength of the Pines Edison Marshall
  • The figure on Grismet lay stretched out at full length on the blue ice, his eyes closed.

    The Stutterer R.R. Merliss
  • Bravely she ploughs through two feet of blue ice; and when she comes to the high ridges backs up and charges them again and again.

  • His face was dark, forbidding, the lines deeply bitten about a somber mouth, his eyes were like blue ice.

    The Happy End Joseph Hergesheimer
  • But here, for once, we had the genuine article, blue ice without a speck of snow on it.

    True Tales of Mountain Adventures Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
  • A great slab of blue ice, momentarily dislodged, heaves endways upward, then settles down above the head of the girl.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • Off again, we "plugged" away until midnight when we were much surprised to find the usual snow surface merging into blue ice.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The sledges ran through a sea of crevassed, blue ice, over ridges and past open chasms.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • It was the first beams of the rising moon, as yet invisible, striking upon the clear, blue ice of a great glacier far above us.

    Over the Ocean Curtis Guild
Contemporary definitions for blue ice

coarsely crystallized ice on the surface of some lakes and seas's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for blue ice

blue ice

noun phrase

Wastewater discharged from aircraft in flight, which freezes on the way to the ground

[Airlines 1990s+; fr the blue toilet disinfectant used]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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