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  • n. Plural form of stalagmite.


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  • I believe that specific formation is caused by a bunch of thin stalagmites and stalagtites joining against the wall to create that effect.

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  • The crust which is often deposited by waters which have drained through limestone rocks, in the form of what are called stalagmites and stalactites, is carbonate of lime.

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  • Meanwhile, the water which drips on to the floor also leaves some carbonate of lime where it falls, and this forms a pillar, growing up towards the roof, and often the hanging stalactites and the rising pillars (called stalagmites) meet in the middle and form one column.

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  • Farther away, on the other side of the graveyard, pipes rise from a slab like slender stalagmites.

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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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  • Forty rooms file off it, some of them so damp that they are filled today with stalagmites and stalactites formed by calcium dripping from the sodden concrete.

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  • Athanasius Kircher wrote about these speleothems—stalactites and stalagmites—in his Mundus Subterraneus, strange subterranean forms made from water seeping through bedrock.

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  • When Frank was at his creative peak in the mid-fifties, a young Elvis hit with the hammer that was Rock & Roll, knocking Sinatra down several pegs as popular music upheaved huge and fearsome stalagmites around him.

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  • Moreover, independent data using temperature proxies—various non-thermometer sources such as tree rings, ocean and lake sediments, ice cores, stalagmites, and so on—also support an absence of warming between 1978 and 1997.

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  • He shows Tim some angular gray pieces that Tim thinks look like stalagmites.

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