c———o—m—p———o—s—i—t——i——o—n——s——a———l—m—o—s———t—— ——l—ike —h——a———i———lh o m esc———or——e—
...he had probably fallen there during the darkest hours of the night. The night of a great snowstorm, in which flakes as sharp as blades fell, almost like hail, driven by a furious south wind. Soaked by that snow, which had first melted and then frozen into shards of ice, the body had been discovered at the foot of a sheer drop, torn by the rocks it had struck on the way down.
—Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose