Origin of dripstone
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On three sides of the tower the dripstone is almost perfect.Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury
H. J. L. J. Mass
But you will be as doleful as a dripstone if you marry for money.Father Goriot
Honore de Balzac
In the above-mentioned wall is an Early English doorway, with a dripstone adorned with the nailhead moulding.
Those that flank the portal have each a large niche at the bottom, with engaged shafts, and the head and dripstone trefoiled.
The dripstone sections of their capitals are therefore unnecessary and ridiculous.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)
- the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
- Also called: label, hood mould architect a drip made of stone
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