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chilling

[′chil·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Rapidly removing the heat from a casting.

chilling

On a painted or varnished surface, a clouding of the surface or a reduction of luster as a result of the movement of cold air over the drying surface.
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Judge Robin Onions said it was a crime that was "astonishing and chillingly evil" and added: "It was deliberate and gratuitous torture with intent to kill.
5 WHY are Tories criticising David Cameron for too much "chillaxing" when chillingly axing jobs and benefits is exactly what they want?
Yet words are hurtful, as George Orwell chillingly portrayed in his book 1984, which describes a "fictional" political world.
With "Beyond Blade Runner" he is again in top form, dissecting the dissolution of Los Angeles' downtown, penetrating the self-congratulatory rhetoric of the LAPD, and concluding chillingly with a deep-space look at the 1992 riots.
Chillingly, the burgeoning knife culture has spread to youngsters, some of whom admit to carrying knives into the classroom.
However, even if Hwang's research results had been genuine, there is still the more important moral issue that his cheerleaders in the scientific community have chosen to ignore: cloning human embryos for the expressed purpose of destroying them in order to harvest their stem cells is a chillingly abhorrent and immoral act.
Roth goes back to 1940 and creates a chillingly believable novel (it can happen here) based on Roosevelt's failure to win a third term; instead, Charles Lindbergh, a known isolationist and anti-Semite, is elected President.
Kessler's understanding of photography as a kind of touch is chillingly rendered in One Hour Photo, in which a sequence of postcards depicting the World Trade Center towers revolves on a vertical conveyor belt so that at the bottom of its cycle each card brushes against a small stationary camera.
Rather chillingly, one of the inquiry board members said: "Nasa had conflicting goals of cost, schedule and safety.
A replica pistol,knife,handcuffs,leg shackles, tape and something that looks chillingly like a cosh, were all found inside a secret safe in his room at a teacher training college when police -acting on a tip off from the US after a ``sting'' -raided him last year.
His low voice worked chillingly well on quirky Mad Brilliant, their album's title track.
There are, of course, degrees of vandalism, but last night's documentary chillingly showed how a group of teenagers, still at school, started off their evening in a 'high-spirited' mood and progressed to more anti-social behaviour, smashing garden statues and trying to cut down a tree in someone's garden.