black ice


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black ice a thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous
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In literature:

Suddenly it seemed to her that a black spot detached itself from the opposite bank and made its way through the ice stream.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
The wide expanse of the stream proved to be sheathed entirely in black, new ice.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Look out for cross chipped in the ice opposite a black ravine.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
They went then to the crest of Black Cliff to survey the ice in the run.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
Rose at five; at breakfast, beefsteak but no milk, so I took black tea cooled down, and diluted by iced water.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
As they sailed toward it, it grew into long stretches of black, hilly shore with a blue ice mountain rising from it.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
The ice looked black and rotten.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
If the feet are cold enough to freeze ice cream the candidate is black-balled.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
It was a cold night, and the stars shone like points of ice in a blue-black sky.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
Then there came ice cream and chocolate sauce, followed by black coffee.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott

In poetry:

Like black ice
Scrolled over with unintelligible patterns
by an ignorant skater
Is the dulled surface of my heart.
"Middle Age" by Amy Lowell
The earth is black and cold and hard;
Thin films of dry white ice,
Across the rugged wheel-tracks barred,
The children's feet entice.
"Songs of the Winter Days" by George MacDonald
And again when the black, whirling eddy,
Drew her down to its cold, rocky bed,
Who was it that stood so remorseless
On the strong ice arched over her head?
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
HER day out from the workhouse-ward, she stands,
A grey-haired woman, decent and precise,
With prim black bonnet and neat paisley shawl,
Among the other children by the stall;
And with grave relish eats a penny ice.
"The Ice" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

In news:

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says black ice conditions contributed to a fatal single-vehicle accident on I-25 in Platte County over the weekend.
White Truffles, Black-Market Ice Among Superstorm's Cache.
Accidents, 'black ice' prevalent as flurries sweep through area Monday.
The leak was underground, but the water rose to surface level causing black ice to form.
White Truffles, Black-Market Ice Among Superstorm's Cache .
Two Cascade teens were injured Tuesday morning when their car hit black ice on County V just north of the village of Cascade shortly after 7 o'clock.
Roads may be slick early morning so watch for black ice during your commute.
Enlarge Kyle Lanzer, Sun News Loralie Zirker DePiero holds a dish of black raspberry ice cream and a waffle cone with mint chocolate chip ice cream in front of the new mobile Sweet Treat cart.
(MCT) — Black ice and the season's first snow flurries caused "a ton of crashes" in the Chicago area overnight, including a fatal accident on the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway , police said.
Forecasters warn of black ice.
The Minnesota Wild goalie became dizzy during a workout on the ice about two months ago, and he started seeing big, black dots.
Photo By Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images Mike McKee (Team White) and Daniel Catenacci (Team Black) test out a highly volatile rule last week on the ice lab.
Mail carrier slips, claims black ice was to blame for injuries.
The concert features the band's performance in front of a crowd 200,000 over 3 sold-out nights in Buenos Aires in December 2009 on the Black Ice World Tour.
Black ice impacts the morning commute.

In science:

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Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
In the case at hand, these conditions simply imply arbitrage-free (“Black-Scholes”) pr icing of the derivative.
Optimal hedging of Derivatives with transaction costs
The classification can then be visualized by coloring the pixels according to their classification: water (blue), land (black), ice (cyan), snow (purple), cloud (gray), unknown (white).
A Near-Term Quantum Computing Approach for Hard Computational Problems in Space Exploration