American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thin, nearly invisible coating of ice that forms on paved surfaces.
- n. An invisible film of ice over dark surfaces, such as pavement or water, that makes them dangerously slippery.
- n. a thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous
“Evidently your car hit some black ice on the Youngman Expressway ... rolled four or five times, the patrolman said ...”
“On the day Louis Steig received a call from his sister saying that their mother had collapsed and been admitted to a Denver hospital with a diagnosis of cancer, he promptly jumped into his Camaro, headed for Denver at high speed, hit a patch of black ice on the Boulder Turnpike, flipped his car seven times, and ended up in a coma from a fractured skull and a severe concussion.”
“The rock walls have been fused into black ice by the molten breath of the Nether Dragon.”
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Tolkien worked in the black section
of the dictionary at one point in his life
An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
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Words where 'black' has a negative connotation.
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Environmental Ice and Snow
(excluding all the food ice)
Study list of difficult words from Daniel Woodrell's novel Winter's Bone. In reverse order: start at the bottom to see words from the beginning of the novel!
Geographical and weather-related ice formations and phenomena.
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