American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A protective drip made of stone, as on a cornice over a door or window. Also called hoodmold.
- n. Calcium carbonate in the form of stalactites or stalagmites.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a projecting molding or cornice over a doorway, window, etc., to prevent rain-water from trickling down. It is of various forms, and terminates at each end in a head or other sculptured device serving for support or merely for ornament, or sometimes in a simple molding. Also called
weather-molding, or hood-molding, and, when returned square, label.
- n. A filtering-stone: so called by seamen.
- n. Same as stalagmite.
- n. architecture A protective moulding over a door or window that allows rain to drip away from the structure
- n. geology stalactites and stalagmites collectively
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A drip, when made of stone. See drip, 2.
- n. the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites
- n. a protective drip that is made of stone
“Many of the younger caves which have formed at the plateau edges, such as Krásnohorská and Gombasecká, occur on several levels and contain dripstone decorations.”
“The following are so designated: the last 150m of the canyon before the entrance to Skocjan Caves, the collapsed dolines Mala dolina and Velika dolina, all the caves, in the Park, and a dripstone formation on the surface near the Lipje cave.”
“But you will be as doleful as a dripstone if you marry for money.”
“His dripstone was standing on the table near him, and, it seemed absently, he put his hand out to stroke it.”
““I have begun to import dripstones from Teneriffe, and thought of you immediately,” said Cousin James-the-druggist, tucking the dripstone back into the box.”
““I managed to preserve my health, mostly thanks to my dripstone.””
“An impressive collection of books stood on a shelf on one wall, another shelf held what looked suspiciously like a dripstone, the bed was sheeted with Alexander-issue blankets, and a very nice table and two chairs stood in the middle of the floor.”
““A dripstone,” said Cousin James-the-druggist proudly.”
““I drank the water the dripstone produced myself, naturally.””
“Ye make a fucken religion out of your wretched dripstone!”
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