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Examples

  • A particularly unattractive lighted ceiling fan hangs like a grotesque stalagtite from the ceiling and the dining room wall under the clerestory windows is painted paneling … enough said.

    PrairieMod Monday

  • "A stalagtite falls to the alley like an arrow from cupid"

    9th January '08

  • The ceiling finish is the star burst pattern where it looks like someone took a starfish, dipped it in drywall joint compound and then dabbed it on the ceiling forming a miniture stalagtite landscape.

    Finish Star | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Search and Rescue immediately size the situation up and realize the only way of lifting anyone to safety is to fire an explosive piton into the stalagtite hanging above the ledge and they estimate that it will take a maximum 150kg without pulling free or pulling the rock away.

    [dilemma for the day] new series, part two

  • Particularly awesome are these pictures of the band playing in a vast stalagtite-filled cave.

    Subterranean French Synth Pr0n

  • Like the stalagmite/stalagtite tour guide through the Carlsbad Caverns, she uses her menus like a flashlight, to point to an open table.

    No More Words - Place Yuu

  • Using the stalagtite for support, Basalt staggered to his feet and blinked furiously.

    Flint, the King

  • He was not prepared for the sight of Basalt on his knees, a four-inch length of leash around his neck tying him to a stalagtite, arms lashed to his sides by ribbons, belts, twine, and many other less identifiable materials.

    Flint, the King

  • Entrails spilled as the dying creature careened into a stalagtite and expired.

    Conan the Indomitable

  • Conan himself moved into a patch of heavy shadow next to a fallen stalagtite twice his height and diameter.

    Conan the Indomitable

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  • Ain't it the truth. I'm turning off my computer now, because I can.

    July 13, 2007

  • Yes, future generations will wonder how we ever got anything accomplished when we spent so many hours here. ;-)

    July 13, 2007

  • Ahh, a friendly warning to future generations. A time capsule of sorts. :-)

    July 13, 2007

  • WARNING WORDIES. The real spelling is stalactite. Please, don't make the mistake I did. ;-)

    July 13, 2007

  • Thank you, U. What a booboo! Can I blame Judith, since as far as I know she is not here?

    July 13, 2007

  • Haha, yes, in accordance with Wordie etiquette, I believe you're looking for stalactite. I learned the same rule as reesetee. :-)

    July 13, 2007

  • Funny...for us it was stalaGmites come from the Ground; stalaCtites come from the Ceiling.

    July 13, 2007

  • Mama always explained to me, "The mites go up and the tites go down.

    (stalagmite)

    July 13, 2007