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(I) The exactorigins of ice sculpting are murky, though we do knowthat the practice
has beenaround for a verylongtime. Today, ice sculpting is oftenincorporatedinto the
culinaryarts, withmanysculptorslearning the craft in culinaryschools. Ice sculptures are
typicallyused in entertaining, both as decorativestatues and as functionaldisplaypieces,
and ice sculptingoftengoeshand in handwithfruit and vegetablecarving. Thisconnectionalso has historicroots--during the MiddleAges, extravagantmeals or banquetshosted by the wealthyoftenfeaturedsculpturesmadefromedibleingredientslikepastrydough, sugar and ice, according to the book Ice: "The Nature, the History, and the Uses of
Today, citiesaround the worldhost ice artsevents. Ice sculpting has evenmade its
way into the Olympics--not as a sport, but as a CulturalOlympiadevent, the first at the
1988 CalgaryWinterGames, according to the CanadianTourismCommission.
【題組】71. Whatdoes the wordincorporatedmean?
(A) labeled (B) fused (C) scorned (D) veiled