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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A deposit of calcium carbonate similar to an icicle hanging from the roof of a cavern.

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  • Deep in its cave, a stalactite has surprising beauty.
  • A stalactite is a mineral deposit that is usually - though not exclusively - found in limestone caves.
  • You find in a cave, say a stalactite which is dripping water into a pool at a very regular rate, gradually filling it up.
  • Basle, and the great fissure of Amarnath in Kashmir, with its icy stalactite which is the special object of worship. for more
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