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extremely cold: the half-frozen, but still conscious boy
(of food, ice, etc) partially defrosted
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  • The gurgle of a half-frozen waterfall came from the distant Ghyll.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • “We should be half-frozen before we could get up a wigwam,” he answered.

    Afar in the Forest W.H.G. Kingston
  • Poor, pinched, half-frozen Aunt Betty had entirely forgotten it.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
  • I am half-frozen, and only want to warm myself a little beside you.'

    Grimms' Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm
  • "We live," grunted the Aesir, busy over Amra's half-frozen feet.

    Gods of the North Robert E. Howard
  • He was a half-frozen seaman who was tumbled into the boat at the last minute.

  • A fresh snow with a half-frozen crust was added to their other obstacles.

    North-Pole Voyages Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • Already the men had difficulty in moving because of their wet, half-frozen clothing.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells

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