from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The point upon a thermometric scale which corresponds to the melting-point of ice. The ice-point is 0° C. + 32° F., and + 273° (absolute).
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"If you run there," continued the seaman, with a look and tone of deep solemnity, "at the very toppest speed that you can do, and look round that ice-point, you will see --"
"What! did it run at you?" asked Rooney, becoming slightly excited in his turn, and keeping his eye on the ice-point.