Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Protective storage, as of foods or furs, in a refrigerated place.
  • n. Informal A state of being held in abeyance.

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  • n. in a state of abeyance or postponement
  • n. refrigerated storage for preservation

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Examples

  • Three cars passed on the road outside: the officials from Caen returning from the Grandmaisons’ reception … By this time Captain Joris’s body was lying in cold storage at the Medico-Legal Institute.

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  • With respect to equipment, we are building silos, cold storage facilities, milling plants, feedlots, fertilizer mixing units, and workshops for upkeeping agricultural equipment and tractors.

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  • An 'you'll see'm throw on the juice in that cold storage plant of his an' turn loose the prettiest scientific wallopin 'that ever you laid eyes on.

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  • Even with the half-intelligent caterpillars to help, and with cold storage for meat, most of his time would still go to hunting.

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