TEM8 GRE TOEFL
- icicle:  Historically, icicle is a tautology, meaning literally ‘ice icicle’. It originated in Middle English as a compound of ice and ickel ‘icicle’. This word, which survived dialectally into the 20th century as ickle, goes back to Old English gicel, which in turn was descended from a prehistoric Germanic *jakulaz (source also of modern Icelandic jökull ‘glacier’).
- icicle (n.)
- early 14c., isykle, from is "ice" + ikel "icicle," from Old English gicel "icicle, ice" (rel. to cylegicel "cold ice"), from Proto-Germanic *jekilaz (cognates: 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.
- 1. She walked in, as chill as an icicle, and as high as a princess.
- 她走进来了, 跟个冰柱似的,冷冰冰的, 又象个公主似的高不可攀.
- 2. The drops fell very slowly, as they fall from an icicle after the sun has gone.
- 血滴得很慢很慢, 仿佛是太阳落山后的冰柱滴下的水珠.
- 3. The spectacle of the icicle in the cave is amazing.
- 4. This passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine.
- 5. A large ice floe in the Arctic Ocean bears an icicle - trimmed cave.
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