Hot town, summer in the city....During the summer, ices are a ubiquitous dessert, sold on nearly every city street corner.
They would poison each other's ices if they could get near them; and as for the made-dishes—they are poison.
A man-servant brought into the arbour a tray laden with ices.
I confess that I had thirteen ices; salvers kept passing me, and I forgot myself.
So Sheila was staying in a house in which ices could be prepared?
Come along with me, and I'll see where 249 the ices are to be found.
Farncombe appears at her side with the waiter carrying the ices.
At ten o'clock there had been a brief intermission, when cakes and ices were served.
ices, stiffly preserved fruits, etc., are all eaten with a fork.
In the supper-room she devoured salad and ices with a childish joy in them.
Old English is "ice" (also the name of the rune for -i-), from Proto-Germanic *isa- (cf. Old Norse iss, Old Frisian is, Dutch ijs, German Eis), with no certain cognates beyond Germanic, though possible relatives are Avestan aexa- "frost, ice," isu- "frosty, icy;" Afghan asai "frost." Slang meaning "diamonds" is attested from 1906.
Ice cube attested from 1904. Ice age attested from 1832. To break the ice "to make the first opening to any attempt" is from 1580s, metaphoric of making passages for boats by breaking up river ice though in modern use usually with implications of "cold reserve."
Excellent; fine; cool (1960s+ Cool talk)
break the ice, cut no ice, green ice, on ice