One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sharp, straight, pointed implement with a handle, used to break ice into small pieces for chilling food and drinks.
- ‘In this procedure, the frontal lobe of the brain was surgically destroyed with a tool like an ice pick.’
- ‘Using an ice pick or a pin-point punch awl, gently poke holes through the stencil and into the pumpkin.’
- ‘Get Mom to use an ice pick or other sharp object to puncture the fabric at the screw holes, and re-attach lid to chest.’
- ‘I found a chopper in his right front pocket and an ice pick in another pocket of his pants.’
- ‘And then Nurse Rached approached me with a needle the size of an ice pick, evil grin on her pinched face.’
- ‘An awl, ice pick or other sharp pointed object works well to remove either type of retainer.’
- ‘It was like something was picking at her brain with an ice pick.’
- ‘I guarantee that I can ‘nick’ your granite with a variety of household items, including an ice pick.’
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