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"a thrilling wind blew off the frozen lake"

It's hard to understand the meaning of the sentence above.

  1. a thrilling wind means ? Does this mean the wind is very cold ?

  2. blow off the frozen lake ? Does this mean the wind broke the frozen lake and the lake's ice is broken ?

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    The word thrilling means "Causing excitement and pleasure; exhilarating." On its own it doesn't suggest coldness. If a thrilling wind blew off the Sahara desert it would be warm. Commented Apr 1, 2021 at 7:17
  • The meaning of off is simply its dictionary one: "from a place or position"
    – stangdon
    Commented Apr 1, 2021 at 11:17
  • Are you sure it is not a chilling wind?
    – mdewey
    Commented Apr 1, 2021 at 11:20

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  1. Most likely "thrilling wind" refers to a wind that is affecting someone. It was very bracing or causing one to shiver.

  2. The wind is coming across the lake and onto the shore. The breaking of ice is not implied.

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