One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An appliance for making ice artificially.‘the ice machine on-board the boat broke, leaving the fish to spoil’
- ‘Every room is equipped with an ice bucket, and every floor with one or more commercial ice machines that churn out vast quantities of perfect ice, 24 hours a day.’
- ‘The first order of business was to find the ice machine so we could chill down the remainder of the bottle of wine we opened at lunch.’
- ‘To save on electricity costs, operate two smaller ice machines in the summer, then shut one done over the winter months.’
- ‘I bought an ice machine for my house because I was using so much of it.’
- ‘He began with a history of the cocktail, which he traced in large part to the industrial revolution and the invention of ice machines by the 1860s.’
- ‘Request a quiet room - one away from the elevators and ice machine - with plenty of light.’
- ‘Forget ice machines - just put whatever you want chilled on the window ledge.’
- ‘Even at the low temperatures of ice machines and ice buckets bacteria can survive and grow.’
- ‘The plaintiffs allege that the ice machines in the refrigerators didn't work and the temperature controls fluctuated, causing flooding and water and property damage to their homes.’
- ‘He also bought an ice machine to end the theater's bad reputation for selling warm sodas.’
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