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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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Perhaps most chillingly, scholars at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center have documented a stunning decline in unstructured, unorganized "free time," with kids losing a dozen hours a week of unfettered hang time since the late '70s.
His deep, resonant voice, somber but nonjudgmental in tone, allows the ugliness of the era and the phenomenon of Lustmord (the joy of murder) to speak chillingly for itself.
Experts are chillingly warning that it's not a matter of if, but when--when a pandemic of avian influenza will strike the human population.
For all their inertia, FEMA officials played a chillingly active role in sabotaging the delivery of aid, turning away supply convoys, and warehousing the many volunteer rescue units that poured in from other states.
The hill hates the houses." And in a story sure to warm sightseers' hearts, a chillingly cool and maybe queer schoolgirl amusedly swindles gay Castro tourists--"soft and unaware, with pink faces ...
However, as the authors chillingly state, "We live with these pathogens in a negotiated peace, but what happens when biological circumstances change?" Yorrey and Yolken do an excellent job of reminding us of the interconnectedness between human and animal hosts and their pathogens and environments.
It would be unfair to deny the interest of a number of individual shows--among my official favorites were Hans van der Meer's double series of soccer matches, "Dutch Fields," 1995-97, and "Football on Stage in Provence," 2004, and Raphael Dallaporta's "Antipersonnel," 2004, chillingly aestheticized photos of landmines from around the world (both in the "Contemporaries" category).
More chillingly, what if the Cuban missile crisis had escalated?
In his debut novel, Ordinary Wolves (Milkweed Editions, $22), Kantner chillingly juxtaposes the self-relying/live-by-the-rifle dogma of the Alaskan frontiersmen with the invasiveness of the "everything-wanter" persona of the modern world.
Posing as Djamel Mostaghanemi, a pro-fundamentalist journalist, Sifaoui recorded and filmed his new associates speaking with alarming frankness about how they attract new recruits to the jihad, raise funds and spread propaganda, and, most chillingly of all, identify suitable forgets for terrorist attack.
Rather chillingly he describes how a new volcano has been emerging from the sea.