cold as a welldigger's ass

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*cold as a welldigger's ass (in January)

 and *cold as a welldigger's feet (in January); *cold as a witch's caress; *cold as marble; *cold as a witch's tit; *cold as a welldigger's ears (in January)
very, very cold; chilling. (Use caution with ass. *Also: as ~.) Bill: How's the weather where you are? Tom: Cold as a welldigger's ass in January. By the time I got in from the storm, I was as cold as a welldigger's feet. The car's heater broke, so it's as cold as a welldigger's ears to ride around in it. She gave me a look as cold as a witch's caress.
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But as for Rappaccini, it is said of him--and I, who know the man well, can answer for its truth--that he cares infinitely more for science than for mankind.
The ears flattened back and down at the sound, and the head seemed to snuggle under the caress of an invisible hand.
His voice rang out sharply, and at the sound the dog's ears flattened down as to a caress.
He saw the rough caress of the huge paw as it stroked the sleek shoulder of the she, and then Tarzan of the Apes slipped catlike to the ground and approached the two.
To be sure, thou wouldst call it by name and caress it; thou wouldst pull its ears and amuse thyself with it.
The mother now sought to caress her, but poor Laura repelled her, preferring to be with her acquaintances.
The moment he lays his hand upon the latch, the pony neighs the loudest pony's greeting; before he has crossed the threshold, the pony is capering about his loose box (for he brooks not the indignity of a halter), mad to give him welcome; and when Kit goes up to caress and pat him, the pony rubs his nose against his coat, and fondles him more lovingly than ever pony fondled man.
It may be that Kit has caressed the pony enough; it may be that there are even better things to caress than ponies.
When he had effected this proper restitution, "Now," said he to himself, "let us inhale much maternal air, much freedom from cares, much health, let us allow the horse Zephyr, whose flanks puff as if he had to respire an atmosphere to breathe, and let us be very ingenious in our little calculations.
Within a stone's throw was another retreat, enlivened by children's pleasant voices too; and here was Kate, with many new cares and occupations, and many new faces courting her sweet smile (and one so like her own, that to her mother she seemed a child again), the same true gentle creature, the same fond sister, the same in the love of all about her, as in her girlish days.
Mrs Nickleby lived, sometimes with her daughter, and sometimes with her son, accompanying one or other of them to London at those periods when the cares of business obliged both families to reside there, and always preserving a great appearance of dignity, and relating her experiences (especially on points connected with the management and bringing-up of children) with much solemnity and importance.
Words such as caress are used because many of us remember our 4th-grade teacher telling us not to use the same word over and over again.
With a society that runs on the convenience of touch technology, Caress is proud to be the brand that brought touch-activated fragrance to the body wash aisle.
Bloomsbury reportedly acquired world English rights (excluding Canada) to Sweet Caress and will be releasing the title simultaneously in the US and the UK.
In paradise, our Prophet will caress that hair, those innocent heads.