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see stalactite and stalagmitestalactite and stalagmite
, mineral forms often found in caves; sometimes collectively called dripstone. A stalactite is an icicle-shaped mass of calcite attached to the roof of a limestone cavern.
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A hood mold on the outside of a wall, often used in Gothic architecture.


A cave feature, such as a stalagmite, which is formed by precipitation of calcium carbonate or another mineral from dripping water.


A drip cap made of stone.

headmold, dripstone, head molding, hood-mold, weather molding

The molding carried around or over the head of a door or window.
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The bill amends Section 3 of RA 9072 to include in the definition of terms the following : dripstone which refers to the rock deposited by precipitation from dripping water that eventually forms into stalactites and stalagmites; stalactite which refers to an icicle-shaped mass of calcite that forms and hangs from the ceiling of caves; stalagmite which refers to a rock formation that rises from the floor of a cave due to the accumulation of calcite that drips from the ceiling of a cave; and calcite which refers to the most common form of natural calcium carbonate mineral that forms into great variety of crystals and which can be found in different geological environments.
Dripstones are formed the action of that contains dissolved rock.
Reclaimed Cotswold stone has been used for internal hall steps, also adding huge charm as do the perfectlyproportioned stone mullioned windows with their classic dripstones.
It keeps its handsome 19th century looks with some fine brickwork detailing and stone mullioned windows with dripstones.