Coldness


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Coldness

Acis
blood turned into a “river of ice.” [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
Antarctica
continent of constant cold. [Geography: WB, A:495]
Arctic
area of constant cold. [Geography: WB, A:600]
Frost, Jack
personification of freezing cold. [Am. and Br. Folklore: Misc.]
Hyperboreans
fabulous people living beyond North Wind, traditionally near North Pole. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 132]
Lapland
northern region of Scandinavian peninsula, mostly within Arctic Circle. [Geography: Misc.]
Lower Slobbovia
cartoon land of perpetual cold. [Comics: “Li’1 Abner” in Horn, 450–451]
References in classic literature ?
It runs through a level valley, about four miles wide, where the soil is good; but the prevalent coldness and dryness of the climate is unfavorable to vegetation.
exclaimed her lively companions; and they all ran to the edge of the balcony, while Fleur-de-Lys, rendered thoughtful by the coldness of her betrothed, followed them slowly, and the latter, relieved by this incident, which put an end to an embarrassing conversation, retreated to the farther end of the room, with the satisfied air of a soldier released from duty.
How much more easy," thought he, "it will be to be the brother of that woman than her gallant, if she evinces towards me a coldness that my brother could not have for her, but which is imposed upon me as a duty.
Whether the captain acted by this maxim, I will not positively determine: so far we may confidently say, that his actions may be fairly derived from this diabolical principle; and indeed it is difficult to assign any other motive to them: for no sooner was he possessed of Miss Bridget, and reconciled to Allworthy, than he began to show a coldness to his brother which increased daily; till at length it grew into rudeness, and became very visible to every one.
Thus are ye unaware, also, of the delight of its coldness.
He wrote without using any form of address to her, and wrote in French, making use of the plural "vous," which has not the same note of coldness as the corresponding Russian form.
If these two together don't harden my heart against the coldness which has hitherto frozen it up (I mean the coldness of your treatment of me), there will be the end of my efforts--and the end of my life.
There was a coldness in her hand, there was an unnatural immobility in her face, there was in all her movements the mute expression of constant fear and clinging self-reproach.
They watched the result with increasing interest, but with a coldness of demeanour that concealed the nature of their inquietude.
A smile lighted his countenance, for a single moment, and then the whole man sunk again into his former look of dignity and coldness, suddenly recalled to self-possession.
To represent me as viewing AMERICA with ill- nature, coldness, or animosity, is merely to do a very foolish thing: which is always a very easy one.
The coldness, the continued repeating of, "I understand," has been exasperating.