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slob ice

noun, Chiefly Canadian.
sludge (def 5).
Origin of slob ice
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It had been an ideal costume to struggle through the slob ice.

    Adrift on an Ice-Pan Wilfred T. Grenfell
  • It was not clear water, but the "slob ice," probably too heavy for a rowboat to pierce, which lay between the pan and the beach.

  • Here was no slob ice to be forged through at full steam, but a solid mass, like a bar of iron, lying across the path.

  • Then us come t' th' slob ice where th' pan 'ad ground together, an' 'twas all thick, an' that was worse'n any.

    Adrift on an Ice-Pan Wilfred T. Grenfell
  • On the third day by wonderful luck he gaffed an old seal in the slob ice.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
British Dictionary definitions for slob ice

slob ice

(Canadian) sludgy masses of floating ice
Word Origin
see slob
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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