water ice

noun

Definition of water ice

: a frozen dessert of water, sugar, and flavoring

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The space agency was surprised to find that on this world, where temperatures can exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit, there may actually be water ice in the planet’s craters. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Two spacecraft are embarking on a seven-year journey to decode Mercury’s mysteries," 19 Oct. 2018 For one, scientists are fairly certain that water ice sits exposed on certain areas of the lunar surface. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon," 18 Sep. 2018 The rings consist of billions of particles ranging in size from grains of sand to flying mountains, which are made of — or covered by — water ice. Joe Rao, Space.com, "The Moon Has a Close Encounter with Saturn on Tuesday Night," 23 July 2018 Lunar scientists are pretty positive that there is exposed water ice on the surface of the Moon, and Lockheed says those resources could be exploited and split apart to form rocket propellant. Loren Grush, The Verge, "This is Lockheed Martin’s idea for a reusable lander that carries people and cargo to the Moon," 3 Oct. 2018 Eventually, ispace aims to set up a robotic lunar transportation service and use its bantam rovers to identify and help exploit the resources available on Earth's nearest neighbor, such as water ice. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Japanese Startup ispace to Launch Moon Lander Missions on SpaceX Rockets," 26 Sep. 2018 Grey Goose vodka 1 oz. chamomile syrup 1 tsp each orange and ginger sorbets Rose water ice ball Garnish with dried red rose Prato is the bar manager of the Cloister Bar at Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole, Italy. Roberto Prato, ELLE Decor, "Designer Cocktail: La Primavera," 14 Sep. 2018 Another option would be if warming destabilized the methane-water ices found in the ocean, which could allow the methane to reach the atmosphere. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers suggest we could tip into a hothouse Earth—here’s what that means," 10 Aug. 2018 Moffei, of Cherry Hill, serves up hot dogs, Italian food, and water ice every day on the corner across from the Liberty Bell. Julia Terruso, Philly.com, "While you're chillin' out on the 4th, these workers will be sizzling," 3 July 2018

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1789, in the meaning defined above

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