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- Consisting of or resembling stalactites.
1822, Phillip Parker King, Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]:
- Dr. MacCulloch describes calcareous concretions, found in banks of sand in Perthshire, which present a great variety of stalactitic forms, generally more or less complicated, and often exceedingly intricate and strange […].
1910, Nathaniel Southgate Shaler, Outlines of the Earth's History:
- In this manner, much as in the case of the growth of stalactitic matter between the blocks of stone in the roofs of a cavern, large fragments of rock, known as "horses," are often pushed out into the body of the vein.
1916, Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow., The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes:
- From this point both the landscape and the rocky cauldron are visible, and the latter is seen to be the remainder of a stalactitic cavern, the roof of which has fallen in.