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 (spĭ-lŭng′kər, spē′lŭng′-)
One who explores caves chiefly as a hobby; a caver.

[From obsolete spelunk, cave, from Middle English, from Old French spelunque, from Latin spēlunca, from Greek spēlunx.]

spe′lunk′ing n.


[spɪˈlʌŋkɪŋ] N (US) → espeleología f


[spɪˈlʌŋkɪŋ] n (US)spéléologie f
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After the requisite unpluggers' relish about how much time is now available for pursuits like pottery, spelunking, and spaghetti-from-scratch, Manjoo found great meaning in his "analogue" news reading.
At the time of the interview, Robi has already gone spelunking in Samar, food tripping in Bacolod and Iloilo, mountain climbing in Davao del Sur's Mt.
Though he did some hiking and spelunking when he was younger, it was only in Asia that he first saw the massive mountains that he would later go on to climb.
I wish I had figured it all out when I went spelunking in Sagada.
Whether you are into mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing, spelunking and, yes, surfing, Eastern Samar has a place for you.
That aside, anyone can make the trip with no spelunking experience necessary.
Schultz, who had apparently spent months spelunking in the New Haven stacks, may have been a victim of the Buckley archive.
Among the topics are Marie Curie's fingerprint: nuclear spelunking in the Chernobyl zone, future megafauna: a historical perspective on the potential for a wilder Anthropocene, establishing new worlds: the lichens of Petersham, noticing microbial worlds: the postmodern synthesis in biology, holobiont by birth: multi-lineage individuals as the concretion of cooperative processes, and synchronies at risk: the intertwined lives of horseshoe crabs and red knot birds.
While the lodge offers world-class fishing opportunities, anyone can enjoy the lodge's relaxing atmosphere as well as nearby Alaska adventures, including canoeing and sea kayaking, whale watching, spelunking, and a totem village created by the Alaska Native people at Kasaan.
3) Initial infections in humans may result from preparing and eating infected bush meat or from exposure to infected bat droppings during such activities as mining and spelunking.
An avid thrill seeker, Sandra is always looking for her next big adrenaline rush, and when spelunking, climbing and monster hunting fails to deliver, she turns to the creation of through-the-rabbit-hole worlds and sends her characters on their own adventures.