The stinging flakes blinded him; the coal-black night engulfed him.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
They had burrowed in holes in the cellars, and endeavored to blind the eye of pursuit by coverings of barrels, or lumber, or wood, or coal.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
She bolted the big round window,
She let the blinds unroll,
She set a match to the mantle,
She covered the fire with coal.
"Death In Leamington" by Sir John Betjeman