icicle

[ ahy-si-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF icicle
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An icicle hanging on one's nose is a simple sort of humour in any case.

I have seen a great army thaw away like an icicle in the sunshine.

Jed was conscious of a cold sensation, like the touch of an icicle, up and down his spine.

Thou art hot-tempered and boyish, but I am cold as an icicle.

He doesn't say for how long, and acts the icicle in the presence of others.

"I hope you had a pleasant stroll this afternoon," came in icicle tones.

For a little he gazed at him in silence, and his look might have turned a sunbeam to an icicle.

Whenever I open my mouth it feels as if some one had stuffed an icicle in.

She was no longer the icicle that had put a chill into underwriters and bidders.

"Prod him with the icicle," said the Kangaroo to the Polar Bear.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., isykle, from is "ice" + ikel "icicle," from Old English gicel "icicle, ice" (rel. to cylegicel "cold ice"), from Proto-Germanic *jekilaz (cf. Old Norse jaki "piece of ice," diminutive jökull "icicle, ice, glacier;" Old High German ihilla "icicle"), from PIE *yeg- "ice." Dialectal ickle "icicle" survived into 20c.

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