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cold storage

the storage of food, furs, etc., in an artificially cooled place.
a condition of suspension of action or activity; abeyance.
Origin of cold storage
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They were more frightened than hurt, but complained loudly at being placed in a cold-storage of hailstones.

    Crossing the Plains, Days of '57 William Audley Maxwell
  • The cold-storage people are boostin' their schedules every day.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • I'm going to put up a cold-storage plant and do what my father started to do early in the war—give people cheaper fish for food.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • People who have never been tempted are just as good as cold-storage eggs.

    The Complete Cynic Oliver Herford
  • cold-storage chambers form a part of the equipment of most of the leading establishments where flowers are grown for market.

  • We have wintered only in cold-storage plants, always in barrels, and it has been profitable.

    The Apple Various
  • New York peach-growers profit more and more from cold-storage.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • He fared a little better with the manager of the cold-storage plant.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • And that is not strange: you prefer fresh to cold-storage eggs.

    Making Your Camera Pay Frederick C. Davis
  • Since the introduction of cold-storage plants in steamships, Australia has become a heavy exporter of meat.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
British Dictionary definitions for cold-storage

cold storage

the storage of things in an artificially cooled place for preservation
(informal) a state of temporary suspension: to put an idea into cold storage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for cold-storage

cold storage

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in cold storage

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with cold-storage

cold storage

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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