Cold abscess. See under Abscess.Cold blast See under Blast, n., 2.Cold blood. See under Blood, n., 8.Cold chill, an ague fit. Wright.Cold chisel, a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal. Weale.Cold cream. See under Cream.Cold slaw. See Cole slaw.In cold blood, without excitement or passion; deliberately.

He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over.
Sir W. Scott.

To give one the cold shoulder, to treat one with neglect.

Syn. — Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned; passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical.

(Cold), n.

1. The relative absence of heat or warmth.

2. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.

When she saw her lord prepared to part,
A deadly cold ran shivering to her heart.

3. (Med.) A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.

Cold sore(Med.), a vesicular eruption appearing about the mouth as the result of a cold, or in the course of any disease attended with fever.To leave one out in the cold, to overlook or neglect him. [Colloq.]

(Cold), v. i. To become cold. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Cold"-blood`ed) a.

2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.

3. Not pungent or acrid. "Cold plants." Bacon

4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.

A cold and unconcerned spectator.
T. Burnet.

No cold relation is a zealous citizen.

5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. "Cold news for me." "Cold comfort." Shak.

6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.

What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!
B. Jonson.

The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a second scene.

7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.

8. Not sensitive; not acute.

Smell this business with a sense as cold
As is a dead man's nose.

9. Distant; — said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.

10. (Paint.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.

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