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.
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.
He ascended into grottos paved with emeralds, with panels of rubies, and the roof glowing with diamond stalactites.
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.
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.
With water dripping from ancient stalactites which were around in the Stone Age, startling cave and rock formations and streams foaming and roaring through narrow passageways the cave system offers a unique and exhilarating visit.
These gooey cave deposits aren't stalactites (mineral deposits that hang from a cave's ceiling).
When we reach 110 feet, we see giant stalactites hanging from a limestone ledge.
Along the way, she meets many caved-welling and cave-visiting folk, who round out her account of the history and lore of these spaces decorated with stalactites and stalagmites.
Cooler still (though congested) are the subterranean walkways leading past the spotlit pools and stalactites of the Grottes de Chorance.