Stalactites


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Stal`ac`ti´tes

    (stăl`ăk`tī´tēz)
n.1.A stalactite.
References in classic literature ?
In one place they found a spacious cavern, from whose ceiling depended a multitude of shining stalactites of the length and circumference of a man's leg; they walked all about it, wondering and admiring, and presently left it by one of the numerous passages that opened into it.
He ascended into grottos paved with emeralds, with panels of rubies, and the roof glowing with diamond stalactites.
The whole cut impressed me as if it were a cave with its stalactites laid open to the light.
The nose is a manifest congealed drop or stalactite.
Next minute "the unobstructed beam" was shining right into the knapsack itself, for all the world like one of those little demon electric lights with which the dentist makes a momentary treasure-cave of your distended jaws, flashing with startled stalactite.
Amongst these are the curious legends which I collected about the chain armour that saved us from destruction in the great battle of Loo, and also about the "Silent Ones" or Colossi at the mouth of the stalactite cave.
Muller thinks the `hides' were a stalactite formation in the `Cave of Nestor' near Messenian Pylos, -- though the cave of Hermes is near the Alpheus (l.
Examples of these are: Stalagmites and Stalactites - StalaGmites come up from the Ground and StalaCtites hang from the Ceiling.
Visitors can tour the cave complex with its wondrous geology and stunning stalactites and stalagmites; 541-592-2100.
In its lowest section, the Lower Chamber, accessible through a long, steep and difficult crawl, Neolithic people placed fine pottery vessels to collect water dripping from stalactites: over 40 vessels were found encrusted into stalactites (Tine & Isetti 1980a & b; Whitehouse 1992).
Pillars and stalactites dominate certain parts of the main corridor.
Some of his paintings look like the interior of a cave replete with images of stalactites, while others suggest conflict and bloodshed.