nipping


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nipping

[′nip·iŋ]
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The forcible closing of ice around a vessel so that it is held fast by ice under pressure.
References in classic literature ?
It was not summer yet, but spring; and it was not gentle spring ethereally mild, as in Thomson's Seasons, but nipping spring with an easterly wind, as in Johnson's, Jackson's, Dickson's, Smith's, and Jones's Seasons.
Do you hear me,' whispered Quilp, nipping and pinching her arm;
Menges' Proof-Nip Impression Paper is a laminated product, which is pressure sensitive and impregnated with special ink and is inserted into the nipping system at full operational pressure.