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ice-brook a cold or icy brook: “It is a sword of Spain, the ice-brook's temper,” OTHELLO, v. 2. 256. “Steel is hard ened by being put red-hot into very cold water” (JOHNSON) . According to Steevens, who cites Martial and Justin, the ice-brook of our text is“undoubtedly the brook or rivulet called Salo (now Xalon), near Bilbilis in Celtiberia.”

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