from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or resembling stalactite or a stalactite; stalactitie.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Geol.) Stalactitic.
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It was musty, cobwebbed, and encrusted with stalactic nitre, but the spirit of rare old vintages exhaled from its depths, and visionary clusters of purplest grapes dangled in every direction.
The next three cases (43-45) are chiefly devoted to the various crystallisations of calcite, including that generally known as the Fontainbleau crystallised sandstone, and the stalactic and fibrous varieties from Africa, Sweden, and Cumberland; while the two cases marked 45 A and B are covered with polished samples, known to people generally as marbles, including the beautiful fire marble.