And land it was that the eight-legged, limping Thing had led them to--some granite- tipped, sand-beached islet off the coast, shod and sheathed and masked with ice
so that no man could have told it from the floe, but at the bottom solid earth, and not shifting ice
The temperature was always at 5@ below zero; every outward part of the Nautilus was covered with ice
Now they arrived at the base of a great knob or dome veneered with ice
and powdered with snow--the utmost, summit, the last bit of solidity between them and the hollow vault of heaven.
The river was sheeted with ice, broken into hills at long intervals.
Sometimes the crags and promontories forced them upon the narrow riband of ice that bordered the shore; sometimes they had to scramble over vast masses of rock which had tumbled from the impending precipices; sometimes they had to cross the stream upon the hazardous bridges of ice and snow, sinking to the knee at every step; sometimes they had to scale slippery acclivities, and to pass along narrow cornices, glazed with ice and sleet, a shouldering wall of rock on one side, a yawning precipice on the other, where a single false step would have been fatal.
Partially fill a plastic bag with ice
and then suck the extra air out of the bag.
In Iqaluit (pronounced "Eehalooeet"), a warm, desiccating westerly wind raises whitecaps on nearby Frobisher Bay and rustles carpets of purple saxifrage flowers as people emerge from their overheated houses (which have been built to absorb every scrap of passive solar energy) with ice
cubes wrapped in hand towels.
They tell us it must be exactly like ballroom dancing," says Dubova, who has been involved with ice
dance long enough to have seen how the cycles of change occur.
It looks like a snowball because it has frozen and is riddled with ice
Yet they swim through water laden with ice
crystals or lurk in icy underwater caverns.