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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BLOCK THE ICE, phr. (See quot.) Cf. Big(g), v., 5 (1). Given also by Abd.9 1934, Jam.6 (1887) for w. and s.Sc., Ayr.4 1928, Kcb.9 1935.Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 76:
Block the ice, a curling term, the same with “big-on,” to block up with guards the run of the stones, so that none of them may take out a guarded winner.

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