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icicle

[ī‚sik·əl]
(hydrology)
Ice shaped like a narrow cone, hanging point downward from a roof, fence, or other sheltered or heated source from which water flows and freezes in below-freezing air.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Freshwater icicles are also frequent in continental midlatitude areas, including inland regions around the Mediterranean Sea.
She visited the site of the tragedy and said: "While I was standing in the block's backyard for five minutes, two icicles crashed from the roof above the entrance."
During an icicle's growth, a thin film of water from melting snow and ice above an icicle flows along the hanging shaft and refreezes onto the icicle's surface.
Walker Colin Anderson, 41, stumbled on the amazing sight of scores of the glistening icicles in Bowes, Co Durham, yesterday.
The Test Icicles, on the same label as Franz Ferdinand, have since folded.
Signed to the same label that brought us Franz Ferdinand and The Arctic Monkeys, Test Icicles are a band that have managed to get over being saddled with a quite dreadful name.