Few homes have diesel for the tin stoves they rely on for heat in the coldest winter that anyone can remember.
“Justice-without-mercy must easily be the bleakest, coldest, combination of words in the language,” Salinger writes.
So why are his advisers suddenly comparing him to the coldest of Cold Warriors?
Soup season is officially upon us, and this dish will spice up even the coldest of winter evenings.
Perhaps communities share supplies in the coldest months as a means of surviving the winter and perpetuating the species.
In the coldest weather, redpolls, crossbills and snow-buntings come to us as to a land of plenty.
With the coldest phrases of court etiquette he addressed her.
The coldest precisian cannot go abroad without encountering inexplicable influences.
It was a bitter day of one of the coldest winters we had ever known.
Since this was the coldest period experienced in France during the Great War, the men suffered considerably.
Old English cald (Anglian), ceald (West Saxon) "cold, cool" (adj.), "coldness," from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon kald, Old High German and German kalt, Old Norse kaldr, Gothic kalds "cold"), possibly a past participle adjective of *kal-/*kol-, from PIE root *gel-/*gol- "cold" (cf. Latin gelare "to freeze," gelu "frost," glacies "ice").
Meaning "not strong" (in reference to scent) is 1590s, from hunting. Cold front in weather is from 1921. Cold-call in the sales pitch sense first recorded 1972. Japanese has two words for "cold:" samui for coldness in the atmosphere or environment; tsumetai for things which are cold to touch, and also in the figurative sense, with reference to personalities, behaviors, etc.
c.1300, "coldness," from cold (adj.). Sense in common cold is 1530s, from symptoms resembling those of exposure to cold; cf. earlier senses "indisposition caused by exposure to cold" (early 14c.); "discomfort caused by cold" (c.1300).
A viral infection characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the upper respiratory passages and usually accompanied by malaise, fever, chills, coughing, and sneezing. Also called coryza, acute rhinitis, common cold, coryza.