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Synonyms for dripstone

the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites

a protective drip that is made of stone

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Rock formations made from dripping water are called dripstone.
Built on the grounds of Dripstone Middle School, the state of the art, purpose-built special education school will help to meet significant projected enrolment growth for students with high support special needs in Darwin over the next 10 years, Mr Chandler said.
The architectural lexicon also includes (much less numerous) instances of V+N compounds like drawbridge, dripstone or treadmill.
These vast limestone caverns in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains were allegedly South Africa's first tourist attraction, and host such delightful dripstone formations as the Organ Pipes, the Bridal Couple and Neville the Devil.
Where the manor house is of mellowed stone, Chestnut House combines both natural stone with dressed quoins, window architraving and mullions, complete in part with classic dripstone details.
Alejano said a dripstone is a collective term for stalagmites and stalactites, a kind of precious mineral which takes hundreds of years to form.
Marengo Cave displays an abundance of stalactites, stalagmites and other dripstone formations.
Participating schools include Darwin Middle School, Nightcliff Middle School, Dripstone Middle School, St Johns College, Sanderson Middle School, Kormilda College and Warruwi School.