I*ca"ri*an (?), a. [L. Icarius, Gr. , fr. , the mythic son of Daedalus, who, when flying from Crete on wings cemented with wax, mounted so high that the sun melted the wax, and he fell into the sea.]
Soaring too high for safety, like Icarus; adventurous in flight.
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