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They now set out on their icy turnpike, and got on well enough, excepting that now and then a horse would sidle out of the track, and immediately sink up to the neck.
Lastly, some missionaries attempting to penetrate a long arm of the sea, would behold the not lofty surrounding mountains, sending down their many grand icy streams to the sea-coast, and their progress in the boats would be checked by the innumerable floating icebergs, some small and some great; and this would have occurred on our twenty- second of June, and where the Lake of Geneva is now spread out
The old King, surrounded by the happy Fairies, sat in Violet's lovely home, and watched his icy castle melt away beneath the bright sunlight; while his Spirits, cold and gloomy no longer, danced with the Elves, and waited on their King with loving eagerness.
The limit of this evil time had arrived only when, on the dawn of a winter's morning, Peter Quint was found, by a laborer going to early work, stone dead on the road from the village: a catastrophe explained-- superficially at least--by a visible wound to his head; such a wound as might have been produced--and as, on the final evidence, HAD been-- by a fatal slip, in the dark and after leaving the public house, on the steepish icy slope, a wrong path altogether, at the bottom of which he lay.
Its icy slope, scored by innumerable runners, looked like a mirror scratched by travellers at an inn.
They strained their eyes at each other through the icy darkness.
The same day around noon a tourist reported a fall of a Czech couple on an icy surface on the trail up to Slavkovsky peak.
These photos show how the icy cold winds froze the country.
The Bishkek - Naryn - Torugart highway is the international road and the road services should timely react to the icy road," she noted.
A forecaster added: "Friday will have a very cold, frosty and icy start to the day.
The researchers' test case was an icy world that didn't receive enough sunlight to melt the ice, with an atmosphere that completely lacked any greenhouse gases.
It has been suggested that icy planets and moons become habitable after their initial ice shield melts as their host stars brighten," the study says.