"Suddenly, without anything announcing the surprising change, completely frozen water vapour rose from the ground; it reached a height of about ninety feet and remained motionless; they could not see more than a single pace ahead; the water vapour stuck to their clothes, which it filled with long, sharp prisms.
The travellers, surprised by this phenomenon of rime, had one immediate thought: to find each other."
From Jules Verne, The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1864) (trans. William Butcher). Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005.