Cool cucumber: Detroit-based McClure’s Pickles; mcclurespickles.com.
Glacial: Freeway speeds during road-repair season.
Ice water: Lake Superior, which registers an average 46 degrees in July.
Cooling-off period: Auto company bankruptcies.
Cold shoulder: What Dateline NBC gave to Detroit.
Cold war: Conservative Nolan Finley and liberal Debbie Dingell sparring on Am I Right? on Detroit Public TV.
Cold cuts: The layoffs of thousands of Michigan workers.
Cool jazz: The live entertainment at Cliff Bell’s in downtown Detroit.
Stone cold: The Detroit Curling Club; detroitcurlingclub.com.
Cool your heels: Jimmy Choo Light-up Platform Sandals.
Frigid pink: The raspberry frozen yogurt at Purple Spoon, Royal Oak (inside Dale & Thomas popcorn).
On ice: Air-conditioned car seats, in the new Ford Taurus, for example.
Cold water: Under indictment, Mary Waters runs for state Senate.
Cool-aid: The $30 million in federal money Michigan is receiving to improve energy efficiency in existing residential and commercial structures.
Cool-whip: Ray Basham, Michigan Senator Minority Whip, who helped extinguish cigarettes in bars.
“Cooler Than Me”: The breakout single from Southfield native Mike Posner. (See page 25.)
Brain freeze: Wayne State’s One-Minute Professor explains the physiology; wayne.edu/oneminuteprof.
Cold cash: What Kwame Kilpatrick owes his former city.
Cool hand: Detroit Tigers pitcher Phil “Coke” (ice-cold Coke).
Joe cool: Joe Louis Arena, the out- moded home of the Red Wings, will host the hockey team for at least another season.
Big chill: The chilliest July in metro Detroit was in 1891, with the mean temperature reaching only 67.1 degrees Fahrenheit. More recently, the second-chilliest July happened in 1992, with a mean temp climbing to only 68.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
Icebox: The cheese vault at R. Hirt Jr. Co. in Detroit’s Eastern Market.
Cold medicine: Too many offices, bars, and restaurants dial the AC way too low. Skip the energy-wasting deep freeze in favor of a sidewalk café, tavern rooftop, or restaurant terrace, where the breeze and a sip of something cool will do the job.
Cold storage: The on-site storage vaults at Dittrich Furs, which are kept at 34 degrees Fahrenheit.
Common cold: The ongoing relationship (or lack of) between L. Brooks Patterson and Detroit.
Big chill: The Michigan Supreme Court schism.
Cold blooded: The lake sturgeon, largest fish in the Great Lakes.
Cold case: The 1968 unsolved murder of the Robison family in Good Hart, Mich.
Cold hard fact: Michigan’s unemployment rate of 14.1 percent [at press time], the highest in the nation.
Cold turkey: Thousands who were forced to quit smoking in bars and restaurants on May 1 as a result of the statewide smoking ban in bars and restaurants.
Chiller: “Coldest beer in Michigan,” at Cantina Diablos in Ferndale.
Cold fish: Angler’s Ale from Battle Creek-based Arcadia Brewing Co.
Cold steel: Real Steel, Steven Spielberg’s robot-boxing movie starring Hugh Jackman, being filmed here.
Cold call: The officiating during the Red Wings’ dashed 2010 Stanley hopes.
Frostbite: The HIV-positive Clinton Township man charged with bioterrorism for biting his neighbor.
Cool: Kid Rock.
Cool-headed: Detroit Public Schools’ Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, in a system fraught with hotheads.
Frozen assets: Ray’s ice-cream molds with a cordial center, for an adults- only summertime dinner-party treat.
On ice: The unfinished structures of Bloomfield Park, the 93-acre site on Telegraph near Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Township.
Cool million: Despite the plunge in housing values, what some mansions in the Grosse Pointes and Bloomfield Hills cost — and beyond.
Deep freeze: Detroit’s Cooley High School (cooled permanently).
Icy hot: Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Cool, calm, and collected: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.
Chilly Willy: Southfield City Councilman William Lattimore (allegedly bribed by Sam Riddle and Monica Conyers).
Cool mist: Wind-blown spray from the Chevrolet Fountain at Comerica Park.
Cold-hearted: Monica Conyers.
Frozen custard: Bob Jo’s, in Wyandotte since 1947.
Cold drink: Smoothies at Grape Leaves restaurant, Troy.
“Cool runnings”: The Bex Runner from Cool Palms is a hand-cooling device for joggers/marathoners; bexrunner.com.
Chilly dogs: Coyotes stalking metro Detroit neighborhoods.
Cold blast: Detroit River kayak tours; riversidekayak.com.
Frosty: The relationship between Matty Moroun and the Canadian government.
Cold-cock: What newbie Tigers slugger Brennan Boesch does to the baseball.
Cool jerk: Sam Riddle.
Cold comfort: Calder Dairy ice-cream parlor, Lincoln Park.
Cold duck: The wine cocktail that was invented in 1937 at the former Pontchartrain Wine Cellars, on Larned.
Cool & the Gang: Eminem and Jay-Z, who will perform Sept. 2 at Comerica Park.
Cold feet: Democratic State Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith, who withdrew from the Michigan gubernatorial race, making it an all-male contest.
Cool cat: Larson, one of three lions rescued from a Kansas junkyard last year (named in honor of the late Detroit Zoo board member Robert C. Larson).
Icebreaker: “We’re from Detroit.”
Too cool for school: Manny Harris, a U-M basketball guard who decided to bypass his senior year in order to be eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft.
Chilled: The Traverse City-made Left Foot Charley Cabernet Franc Rosé (2008 vintage).
Cold play: Polar bears cavorting in the water at the Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life.