Near the door thousands of stilettos slide and shuffle on black ice, somehow always keeping their immaculate balance.
A sharp crackling sound came up from the harbor, where the tide fumbled at the edges of black ice.
The black ice was solid and there was light enough to see fairly well.
The laugh is still, the noise has fled, and the first sound of the skate on the black ice seems almost a desecration.
The sun, a great red ball, nearing the western horizon, sent a rose-tinged pathway across the black ice from shore to shore.
I caught in my breath sharp and came near falling (for my pains) on the black ice.
But now that the winter had sheeted the black ice evenly with a white cover, the seal holes, though open, could not be found.
And I said, too, I remember, that in all probability there wouldn't be black ice again all winter.
Night fell; the sky became clear as black ice; the dim seas resembled a lair of white bears at play.
She is a hard old woman, with eyes like bits of black ice, set deep in her head.