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dripstone

[drip-stohn] /ˈdrɪpˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
Architecture. a stone molding used as a drip.
2.
calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; drip + stone
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Examples for dripstone
  • They formed as water dripped and are called dripstone formations.
  • One small broken dripstone formation is near the entrance.
  • They are of varied character-some quite extensive and magnificently decorated with dripstone.
British Dictionary definitions for dripstone

dripstone

/ˈdrɪpˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
2.
(architect) Also called label, hood mould. a drip made of stone
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