from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In thermodynamics, a curve showing the pressure at which for any temperature a mixture of ice and water will be in stable equilibrium.


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  • But this ice-line gave the eye something to measure with, and when I looked at those leagues of frozen shore my spirits sank into deepest dejection at the thought of the vastness of the waters in whose heart I floated in my little boat.

    The Frozen Pirate

  • They bore down upon her, and now took note that this sail of hers was ragged and frozen, so that it flapped like a jointed board, and that her rigging hung in all ways and untended, but stiff with rime; and drawing yet nearer, they saw an ice-line about her hull, so deep that her timbers seemed bitten through, and a great pile of frozen snow upon her poop, banked even above her tiller; but no helmsman, and no living soul upon her.

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales

  • "When I think," replied Bolton, with a covetous sigh, "that in a month we might be back in Liverpool; we could soon clear the southern ice-line.

    The English at the North Pole Part I of the Adventures of Captain Hatteras


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