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Usage examples "iciness":

  1. And when it came, a neat little mountain of it, he and Sunny smiled again at each other before they buried their silver spoons in the beautiful dark iciness of it. - "Sunny Boy in the Country", Ramy Allison White.
  2. Madam Cavendish treated me in all respects as the equal of herself and her family- nay, more than that, she deferred to me in such fashion as I had never seen in her toward any one, but Catherine treated me ever with iciness of contempt, which I at that time conceived to be but that transference of blame from her own self to a scapegoat of wrong- doing which is a resort of ignoble souls. - "The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century", Mary E. Wilkins.
  3. The iciness gave way to a painful fever, which throbbed in her temples, and hung a red curtain before her eyes. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.