Snow fell heavily during the night, and as usual we woke up with icicles hanging from our mustaches, eyelashes, and hair.
Freezing up and talking as if you had a mouthful of icicles.
From each twig of the different boughs, complicated groups of icicles streamed down.
His face was blue with cold, and his beard was a frozen mass of icicles.
icicles hung from the trenches—the sentries stamped up and down.
I had icicles hanging from my mustache, eyelashes, and hair.
She sighed, and turning to her husband said, 'I wish I had as many children as there are icicles hanging there.'
Some of them ran after you like dogs; others, damn it, were icicles!
The fingers of these myriad little people were like icicles, and everything that they touched was congealed.
icicles hang from the eaves of the rick, and its thatch is covered with snow.
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.