from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as eis-wool.


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  • It is very pretty to use a thread of ice-wool with the Germantown when making the border.

    Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet Anonymous

  • Mr.. Decker, vague, garrulous, and given to ice-wool shawls, referred to her dead husband, in frequent reminiscence, as poor Mr. Decker.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber 1926

  • She suddenly laid down the ice-wool shawl upon a neighbouring sociable, walked up to the phenomenon of the astronomer, and remarked to it with great distinctness, --

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square Robert Smythe Hichens 1907

  • Mrs. Fancy Quinglet appeared upon the threshold, holding in her hands an ice-wool shawl for the comfort of her mistress.

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square Robert Smythe Hichens 1907

  • Mamma looked strange and sunken and rather yellow in a widow's cap and a black knitted shawl, but Aunt Bella had turned herself into a large, comfortable sheep by means of a fleece of white shawl and an ice-wool hood peaked over her cap.

    Mary Olivier: a Life May Sinclair 1904


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