Dripstone
Dripstone \Drip"stone`\, n. (Arch.) A drip, when made of stone. See {Drip}, 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dripstone — may refer to: Hood mould or dripstone, an architectural feature for handling rain water Stalactite, a type of a mineral formation that hangs from the ceiling of a limestone cave Stalagmite, a type of a mineral formation that rises from the floor… …   Wikipedia

  • dripstone — [drip′stōn΄] n. 1. a DRIP (sense 4) made of stone 2. calcite or other similar mineral deposits, esp. a stalactite or stalagmite, formed in a cave by dripping or flowing water: cf. FLOWSTONE, TRAVERTINE …   English World dictionary

  • dripstone — noun Date: circa 1816 1. a stone drip (as over a window) 2. calcium carbonate in the form of stalactites or stalagmites …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dripstone — /drip stohn /, n. 1. Archit. a stone molding used as a drip. 2. calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites. [1785 95; DRIP + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dripstone — noun a) A protective moulding over a door or window that allows rain to drip away from the structure b) stalactites and stalagmites collectively …   Wiktionary

  • dripstone —    Calcium carbonate deposited from water dripping from the ceiling or wall of a cave or from the overhanging edge of a rock shelter; commonly refers to the rock in stalactites, stalagmites, and other similar speleothems; in some places composed… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • dripstone — n. deposits of calcium carbonate forming as stalactites or stalagmites (Geology); stone molding used as a drip (Architecture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dripstone — noun 1》 Architecture a moulding over a door or window which deflects rain. 2》 Geology rock deposited by precipitation from dripping water, e.g. as stalactites and stalagmites …   English new terms dictionary

  • dripstone — drip•stone [[t]ˈdrɪpˌstoʊn[/t]] n. 1) archit. a stone molding used as a drip 2) gel calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • dripstone — /ˈdrɪpstoʊn/ (say dripstohn) noun 1. calcium carbonate, CaCO3, occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites. 2. a rock face that allows water to seep through it …   Australian English dictionary

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