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blue ice

noun, Geology
1.
the oldest and densest ice in a glacier, distinguished by a pale-blue color.
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Examples from the web for blue ice
  • While we're not looking, a lot of that beautiful blue ice will have turned to beautiful blue sea.
  • He crunches down a set of concrete steps sprinkled with blue ice-melting pellets, to a windowless gray metal door.
  • Explore the blue ice caves with crystal clear walls, dripping icicles and an inside ice bar that sells drinks and snacks.
  • Over the years, pressure turns snow into inky blue ice that creates a contrast to the fresh white of the surface.
  • My favorite part of the glacier is the pieces of blue ice that you can see within.
  • Giant chunks of blue ice floating in glacial lakes edged with boiling mud.
  • Mesmerizing blue ice reflections with the seven sisters mountain range as a backdrop.
  • Add a couple packs of blue ice to keep the amphibians cool.
  • Pich advises looking for clear blue ice, which is strongest because a sustained freeze creates it.
  • The second meeting was quite different, through a sheet of cold, blue ice on a northern lake.
Contemporary definitions for blue ice
noun

the clean compact and vividly blue ice formed in glaciers by the recrystallization of snow

noun

coarsely crystallized ice on the surface of some lakes and seas

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Slang definitions & phrases for blue ice

blue ice

noun phrase

Wastewater discharged from aircraft in flight, which freezes on the way to the ground

[Airlines 1990s+; fr the blue toilet disinfectant used]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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