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1. A protective drip made of stone, as on a cornice over a door or window. Also called hoodmold.
a. A mineral deposit, such as a stalactite or a stalagmite, usually consisting of calcite, formed in caves from dripping water.
b. See flowstone.


1. (Geological Science) the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
2. (Architecture) architect Also called: label or hood mould a drip made of stone



1. a stone molding used as a drip.
2. calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dripstone - the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites
stalactite - a cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave
stalagmite - a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave
calcium carbonate - a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
2.dripstone - a protective drip that is made of stonedripstone - a protective drip that is made of stone
drip mold, drip mould, drip - (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
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Today, it is Denmark's only dripstone cave, with stalactite and stalagmite formations, as well as art installations.
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2) That is supposed to eliminate "submarine" patents, which pend for years while inventors deliberately amend their applications Massive cones of dripstone pended down like icicles from the ceiling Police came to Dawson's room at 1 a.
The existence of a nonphosphatic dripstone crust a few centimeters thick covering the floor deposits in unmined areas of the caves, probably indicates the departure of the bats, a climatic shift, and provides evidence for the antiquity of the estimated Holocene and pre-Holocene guano deposits (Briggs 1974:82).
7, she went to Dripstone High where a gymnasium was named after her and casted her vote.
Dripstone decoration is poor and suffered fracturing by young tectonic processes, which is obvious from fresh rupturing of the dripstones (Fig.