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stalagmite

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geology
stalagmitestal‧ag‧mite /ˈstæləɡmaɪt $ stəˈlæɡmaɪt/ noun [countable]  HEGa sharp pointed object coming up from the floor of a cave, formed by drops from a stalactite
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stalagmiteAnd sometimes columns are formed when stalactites and stalagmites meet and join together.Stalactites and stalagmites in wondrous formations diminish the sense of bare rock walls.Those big stalagmites, like giant ice cream cones or some-thing.The island was a long, rough crescent, covered for the most part with enormous stalagmites.Ruth clung to him as her wide eyes drank in the nightmare splendour of the illuminated stalagmites and stalactites.The growth of stalagmites resumed on top of this fresh deposit when the climate warmed up around 18,000 years ago.These pillars may have represented stone columns or stalagmites, but they also may have represented trees.Like bones of mountains among icy autumn clouds tiny stalagmites pierce the rippling surface.
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