ice-a-lanche

ice-a-lanche
The annoying clump of crushed ice that accumulates at the bottom of a glass or paper cup which, when tilted and tapped on the bottom, inevitably drops onto your face, down your sweater, into your crotch, etc. - generally refreshing parts that didn't necessarily need to be refreshed.

Ice-a-lanches are frequently known to occur in crowded movie theaters and finer dining establishments.


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  • ice-a-lanche — The annoying clump of crushed ice that accumulates at the bottom of a glass or paper cup which, when tilted and tapped on the bottom, inevitably drops onto your face, down your sweater, into your crotch, etc. generally refreshing parts that didn… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • av|a|lanche — «AV uh lanch, lahnch», noun, verb, lanched, lanch|ing. –n. 1. a large mass of snow and ice, or of dirt and rocks, rapidly sliding or falling down the side of a mountain. 2. Figurative. anything like an avalanche: »The reporters asked the governor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Avalanche — Av a*lanche (?; 277), n. [F. avalanche, fr. avaler to descend, to let down, from aval down, downward; ? (L. ad) + val, L. vallis, valley. See {Valley}.] 1. A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Index alphabétique maritime — Projet:Maritime/Index Projet maritime Bistro du port Participants Actualités   Agenda Outils À faire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste des marques de bières brassées en France — Voici une liste non exhaustive des marques de bière brassées en France : Sommaire 1 Alsace 1.1 Bas Rhin 1.2 Haut Rhin 2 Aquitaine 2.1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • avalanche — av|a|lanche [ˈævəla:ntʃ US læntʃ] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: French dialect lavantse, avalantse] 1.) a large mass of snow, ice, and rocks that falls down the side of a mountain ▪ Two skiers were killed in the avalanche. 2.) an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • avalanche — av|a|lanche [ ævə,læntʃ ] noun count 1. ) a large amount of snow and ice that suddenly falls down a mountain a ) a large amount of a substance that falls somewhere: an avalanche of rock/stones/mud 2. ) avalanche of a large quantity of similar… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • avalanche — av•a•lanche [[t]ˈæv əˌlæntʃ, ˌlɑntʃ[/t]] n. v. lanched, lanch•ing 1) gel a mass of snow, ice, etc., detached from a mountain slope and sliding or falling suddenly downward 2) anything like an avalanche in suddenness and overwhelming quantity: an… …   From formal English to slang

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