from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An implement used, especially by anglers in ice-fishing, for cutting holes in ice. See ice-auger.


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  • And so while the light stays I take a bucket and an ice-chisel, and go down to a small pond below the cabin.

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  • He was the hardest worker, with ice-chisel or pole, and the last to leave a sheet of ice that had broken loose and started down stream.

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  • It was clear that a caravan of sledges, drawn by dogs and reindeer, could not possibly get over these blocks; and it was equally clear that a path could not be cut through them with the hatchet or ice-chisel.

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  • With the aid of his hatchet and ice-chisel he had soon cleared away the earth, and hollowed out a kind of passage sloping gently down to the crust of ice.

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  • It sculptures the rocks and excavates the valleys, in most cases acting mainly through the soft rain, though our harder rocks are still grooved by the ice-chisel of bygone ages.

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  • So saying, Frank went off, taking Chimo along with him; while Maximus seized the axe and ice-chisel, and began the laborious process of digging through to the water.


  • Things being thus arranged to his entire satisfaction, he takes an instrument called an ice-chisel -- which is a bit of steel about a foot long by one inch broad, fastened to the end of a stout pole -- wherewith he proceeds to dig through the lodge.

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  • Stemaw, by way of showing its teeth, for which it is rewarded with a blow on the head from the pole of the ice-chisel, which puts an end to it.

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  • Presented him with an axe, pair of spears, ice-chisel, knife, and a couple of flints, and with sixteen rations of flour, pork, and beans. 10th.

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  • Said he had three daughters who had to cut wood every day, and had no axe of their own; that he was in want of an ice-chisel; fever in family.

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