Compartir esta entrada

dripstone Saltos de línea: drip|stone
Pronunciación: /ˈdrɪpstəʊn/

Definición de dripstone en inglés:

sustantivo

1 Architecture A moulding over a door or window which deflects rain.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Exterior features of the house are a steeply pitched roof, large gables and architectural details such as the ornamental dripstones above the windows.
  • An inspection of this end shows it to be pierced by three plain lancet windows with no dripstone.
  • The upper stage is relieved by a pointed window, of two lights, on each side, the dripstone of each terminating in heads.
2 [mass noun] Geology Rock deposited by precipitation from dripping water, such as that which forms stalactites and stalagmites.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The designs on the lower part of the structure are somewhat formal, but the upper part is a free-form mix of geodes, dripstone, and what appear to be inverted stalactites.
  • This is the start of the area known as the Cones, a unique group of rock formations the origin of which is hotly debated, as they do not seem to be associated with conventional dripstone.
  • Where the deposition of calcite is concentrated along cracks, calcite is deposited as flowstone, or dripstone.

Definición de dripstone en:

Compartir esta entrada

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium