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ice pick

[′īs ‚pik]
(design engineering)
A hand tool for chipping ice.
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We kicked with our toes to get a grip in the side of the mountain and planted our ice picks (which were not just hand luggage after all).
Brain damage as therapy, with chemicals instead of ice picks, dominates psychiatry to this day.
Apparently, the chain falls into the same category as pellet guns, ice picks and swords.
Most glaciers creep along at a few inches to a few feet a day, but as it moves, the ice picks up dirt, boulders, and sand, tearing at the land.
I could tell you about anything from steamships to ice picks.
ENGLAND cricket stars got caught up in a robbery scare when masked raiders wielding knives and ice picks stormed their Sydney hotel.
A better display of the way we employ emotional ice picks in the bedroom was Patrick Marber's ``Closer'' - a play that managed to be both sexy and sickening.
I had to dig my ice picks into the ground and just hope that they would stay in and I would be okay.
But it still paints a portrait of an adventurer who's so selfish it's surprising his colleagues don't kebab him with their ice picks.
My staff is out there with their shovels, their ice picks.
The team spent the rest of the night keeping up a constant racket by banging together ice picks to keep the bear at bay.