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Stalagmite   Listen

A cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave.

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"Stalagmite" Quotes from Famous Books

... to roof, and the formation of that column is accounted for when we see a tiny drop falling from the roof above to the floor beneath. A lifetime may not suffice for that falling drop to add an appreciable increase to the stalactite down which it trickles, or to the growing stalagmite on which it falls; but when the operation has been in progress for immense ages, it is capable of the formation of the stately column. Here we have an illustration of an influence which, though apparently trivial, acquires colossal significance when adequate time ...
— Time and Tide - A Romance of the Moon • Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball

... or dropping, and as applied to these formations it means conical or cylindrical accretions of the carbonate. Stalagmite is the term used to designate the calcareous formations found on the floors of caverns, which are usually the droppings from ...
— The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns • Roger Thompson Finlay

... ball from the fingers of the coupeurs—"click" dropped the ball into a black department of the board; "clink! tingle!" cried the money, changing hands; but not a word said Auburn Risque, standing like a stalagmite with his eyes upon ...
— Bohemian Days - Three American Tales • Geo. Alfred Townsend

... anti-climax to use this one. Besides, there were a good many people in it. There were tricky illuminations to show off the best formations, one of which was King Solomon's Temple, King S. sitting with folded arms at the entrance, his knees up as if he had a pain; but being only a pink stalagmite, he couldn't ...
— Set in Silver • Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

Words linked to "Stalagmite" :   cylinder, dripstone, cave

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