Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A stalactite.

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  • noun Plural form of stalactite.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • These rods are called stalactites, and they are so beautiful, as their minute crystals glisten when a light is taken into the cavern, that one of them near Tenby is called the

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  • Perak is also home to several interesting Buddhist temples, including the Sam Poh Tong Temple, which is built into the edge of a cliff and incorporates the natural features, such as stalactites and stalagmites, into its design.

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  • This cave is a dangerous place for a well-inflated puffer fish, and you must help Pudge avoid all manner of obstacles such as stalactites, stalagmites, jellyfish, nautili and cuttlefish.

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  • This cave is a dangerous place for a well-inflated puffer fish, and you must help Pudge avoid all manner of obstacles such as stalactites, stalagmites, jellyfish, nautili and cuttlefish.

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  • These ice formations were known as ice stalactites until 1974, when Martin Seelye developed the now generally accepted theory of their formation.

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  • It doesn't have legs on the bottom, but it's got those stalactites inside, so when you're braising it collects the liquid and drips back down.

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  • They stumbled through the passage that Caithe had found, trading the terrors of an underground river for the annoyance of stalactites hitting their faces and stalagmites jamming their toes.

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  • With the cones of rock stabbing up from the floor and down from the ceiling—stalactites and stalagmites, Umber called them—the tunnel looked eerily like a throat, and those pointed stones like teeth.

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  • In the kitchen, "sheetrock hung from the . . . ceiling like papier-mâché stalactites."

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  • In the kitchen, "sheetrock hung from the . . . ceiling like papier-mâché stalactites."

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