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