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Congeal  v. t.  (past & past part. congealed; pres. part. congealing)  
To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to freeze.
Synonyms: jell, set. "A vapory deluge lies to snow congealed."
To affect as if by freezing; to check the flow of, or cause to run cold; to chill. "As if with horror to congeal his blood."

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"Congeal" Quotes from Famous Books

... have a pale yellow colour, somewhat inclining to green; a bland taste, without smell; and should congeal at 38 deg. Fahrenheit. In this country, it ...
— A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons • Fredrick Accum

... description of the scene that meets the enraptured gaze of the traveler here: "It looked as if the Almighty had once set this vast earth rolling like the sea; and then, in the midst of its maddest flow, bid all the gigantic billows stop and congeal in their places, and there they stood, just as He froze them grand and gloomy. There was the long swell, and there the cresting, bursting billow—and there, too, the deep, black, cavernous gulf." Those in our country ...
— See America First • Orville O. Hiestand

... the nut (or the part of the inside taken at dessert) affords an oil which does not congeal by cold, and which painters find very useful on ...
— Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure • William Thomas Fernie

... What can it mean, magnanimous Prince? would you So bright a blade imbrue In blood that age already doth congeal? Back to its sheath return the ...
— Life Is A Dream • Pedro Calderon de la Barca

... deg. Fah. (-14.44 deg. Cent.). As it is evident that during the winter season the temperature of the air must frequently remain for days, and perhaps weeks, far below the freezing point of water, the fact that the water of the Lake does not congeal has been regarded as an anomalous phenomenon. Some persons imagine that this may be due to the existence of subaqueous hot springs in the bed of the Lake—an opinion which may seem to be fortified by the ...
— The Lake of the Sky • George Wharton James

... vast outer strangeness void of dome, Shall we be with them, of them, taught to feel, Up to the moment of our prostrate fall, The life they deem voluptuously real Is more than empty echo of a call, Or shadow of a shade, or swing of tides; As brooding upon age, when veins congeal, Grey palsy nods to think. With us for guides, Another step above the animal, To views in Alpine thought are they helped on. Good if so far we live in ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... Phoebus too for Caesar came, And with Cyllenius, to fill the train, Alcides went, in all his acts the same. The trumpets sound, when from the Stygian shade Wild Discord raises her disorder'd head; From whose swoln eyes there ran a briny flood, And blood congeal'd otre all her visage stood; Her hideous rows of brazen teeth were furr'd, A filthy gore there issu'd from her tongue, With snaky locks her guarded head was hung; Rent and divided did her garb betray The image of the breast on which it lay; And brandisht flames her trembling ...
— The Satyricon • Petronius Arbiter

... moment of amaze; after which, she sank back into a world of troubled dreams, where there seemed to be nothing but cakes, swimming about in puddles of icing, while a dreadful penalty hung above her defenceless head, if the puddles did not congeal into ornamental coverings before ...
— Six Girls - A Home Story • Fannie Belle Irving

... unsatisfactory, after what you had done for me, and I never can express myself in writing. I seem to congeal." ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

Words linked to "Congeal" :   congelation, jell

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