from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin, nearly invisible coating of ice that forms on paved surfaces.
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- n. An invisible film of ice over dark surfaces, such as pavement or water, that makes them dangerously slippery.
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- n. a thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous
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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.