from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as iceberg.
  • noun A large mass or mound of ice of indefinite height.
  • noun An artificial tobogganslide.


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  • The rain was falling in gentle and melting showers; the south wind, laden with penetrating warmth, borne from lands hundreds of leagues distant, cut down drift and ice-hill with its fatal kisses; from the rocky cliff a thousand tiny cascades wept and plashed; and over the icy bonds of every brook and river another stream ran swiftly to the sea.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields Charles W. Hall

  • In a moment from behind the ice-hill came a great white father bear galloping up as fast as he could to see what the matter was.

    The Counterpane Fairy Katharine Pyle 1900

  • All the others imitated me, and it was a comical sight to see thirty-two people descending the ice-hill in this way.

    My Double Life The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt Sarah Bernhardt 1884

  • It reminded her of the wind which roared at us on the ice-hill when she heard those four words, and her face became very, very sorrowful, a tear trickled down her cheek, and the poor child held out both arms as though begging the wind to bring her those words once more.

    Love Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1882

  • Our ice-hill turned dark, lost its brilliance and finally melted.

    Love Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1882

  • It is true that flying down the ice-hill terrified her as before, but now the terror and danger gave a peculiar fascination to words of love -- words which as before were

    Love Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1882

  • It happened I went to the skating-ground alone at midday; mingling with the crowd I saw Nadenka go up to the ice-hill and look about for me ... then she timidly mounted the steps ....

    Love Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1882

  • She took my arm and we spent a long while walking near the ice-hill.

    Love Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1882

  • I had long been anxious to study some points in the structure of the ice-hill at the foot of the Upper Yosemite Fall, but, as I have already explained, blinding spray had hitherto prevented me from getting sufficiently near it.

    The Yosemite John Muir 1876

  • I have always wondered, since, whether the rascally British residents out there give their ice-hill parties only when there is a beginner about; certainly the poor wretch must be one of the main attractions; there was another visitor besides myself, I remember, that night, and I really don't think I ever laughed quite so much in my life as I did when he made his first few descents.

    Chatterbox, 1906 Various 1873


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