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extremely cold: the half-frozen, but still conscious boy
(of food, ice, etc) partially defrosted
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  • The mother sat down beside the fire with the child on her lap, and her own two little ones warmed his half-frozen hands in theirs.

    Christmas-Tide Elizabeth Harrison
  • “We should be half-frozen before we could get up a wigwam,” he answered.

    Afar in the Forest W.H.G. Kingston
  • I was clinging, with half-frozen fingers, to a prominent rock when I heard screams of distress from below.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet A. Henry Savage Landor
  • "We live," grunted the Aesir, busy over Amra's half-frozen feet.

    Gods of the North Robert E. Howard
  • He got as far as the city, was nearly starved and half-frozen, and came home meekly the next day.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • He was a half-frozen seaman who was tumbled into the boat at the last minute.

  • He felt a longing to sit down and rest and get a little warmth kindled in his half-frozen limbs.

    A Girl of the Klondike Victoria Cross
  • Already the men had difficulty in moving because of their wet, half-frozen clothing.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells

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