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Make the Ice (To)


To near the whale-fishing ground. To make for the ice is to steer in that direction.

“About the end of April we neared the fishing ground, or, to be more technical, ‘made the ice.” C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 128.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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