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icing

adjective A popular term for the frosted appearance of foci of intracavitary inflammation, which are covered with serofibrinous plaques.

icing

1. A technique of cutaneous stimulation using cold agents (12°–17°C) to evoke or facilitate reflex muscular responses in patients with central nervous system dysfunction.
2. Application of ice to a recently traumatized area in order to reduce pain, tissue damage, and swelling.
See: cryotherapy
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Put the butter and icing sugar in a bowl and beat until smooth.
2 Make sure your surface is really clean, then dust again with a little icing sugar.
3 Pull off about a fifth of the remaining icing and knead in enough red food colouring to give a bright colour.
Cool on racks completely before either icing, storing or eating, 5.
The icing on these biscuits is divinely decorative and a wee bit complicated, but patience and practice are all you need.
Stir into the icing until it is totally mixed and you see the resulting colour.
We know our customers have been looking for good value, high quality, consistent icing sugar and we are now pleased to be able to share the very same icing sugar that we ourselves use to produce the UK's premiere sugar paste.