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dripstone

[ drip-stohn ]

noun

  1. Architecture. a stone molding used as a drip.
  2. calcium carbonate occurring in the form of stalactites and stalagmites.


dripstone

/ ˈdrɪpˌstəʊn /

noun

  1. the form of calcium carbonate existing in stalactites or stalagmites
  2. Also calledlabelhood mould architect a drip made of stone


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dripstone1

First recorded in 1785–95; drip + stone
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Example Sentences

The dripstone sections of their capitals are therefore unnecessary and ridiculous.

This protection, in its most usual form, is a mere dripstone moulding carried over or round the head of the aperture.

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 east window is broad, finely arched, and surmounted by a bold dripstone terminating in heads.

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