Examples of icicle in a Sentence
his wife is such an icicle you're lucky to get so much as a greeting from her
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Moved now and then to its snow room, with icicles on ceiling and drifts at my ankles, followed by dips in the thermal pool.
The Department of Buildings says all builders, contractors, and property owners are responsible for securing their properties from hazardous conditions, including falling icicles and snow.
The bond between these two human icicles is at the pitch-black heart of writer-director Cory Finley's debut feature, a mean-girls noir that ponders the logistics (and occasionally, the ethics) of a little murder between friends.
Otherwise, your home could end up like this Michigan home did in 2015: Transformed into a giant icicle formation, causing its owners to lose about $100,000 in belongings.
Drone footage showed the Colosseum frosted by snow, and icicle trees lining the Tiber.
Holly Bain and her family had a similar idea — her three daughters made ice ornaments and reveled in knocking down icicles outside.
Never is the Mother of Mystics more ready for the opening Conde Cavaliers cavalcade than during a thaw, because everyone knows the trees and power lines of downtown are meant to be draped with beads, not icicles.
Elsewhere, icicles hung from a statue of jazz musicians in normally balmy New Orleans on Wednesday, and drivers unaccustomed to ice spun their wheels across Atlanta, which was brought to a near-standstill by little more than an inch of snow.
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Old English gicel, meaning icicle, became Middle English ikyl or ikel and later modern English ickle, which survives as a dialect word in Yorkshire, England. The word for ice in Old English is is, and in a manuscript of about the year 1000 we find Latin stiria, “icicle,” glossed, somewhat redundantly, as ises gicel, that is, “an icicle of ice.” Some 300 years later, in Middle English, this became the compound known today as icicle, which means precisely what it did 1000 years ago.
Origin and Etymology of icicle
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ICICLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of icicle for English Language Learners
: a hanging piece of ice formed when water freezes as it drips down from something (such as a roof)
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