Is stabbing someone with an icicle really the perfect crime?
The coldness of his body through the bag jolts me like an icicle through my heart.
He was out again in a moment; and there he stood, cold and dripping like an icicle in a January thaw.
An icicle hanging on one's nose is a simple sort of humour in any case.
And we had, and a good many of them,—dear, old Irish melodies that would melt an icicle and put blood into a marble statue.
Jed was conscious of a cold sensation, like the touch of an icicle, up and down his spine.
It must be true as they tell me, that thou wert once an icicle, and the breath of some fairy's lips warmed thee into a flower.
He doesn't say for how long, and acts the icicle in the presence of others.
Chastity is like an icicle; if it once melts, that's the last of it.
I did not think one could be so cold, an icicle was warm in comparison!
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.