stalagmite (W3)Der frz., engl. "stalagmite" wächst in Tropfsteinhöhlen vom Boden in die Höhe. Die Bezeichnung dt. "Stalagmit", frz. "stalagmite", engl. "stalagmite" (1681), geht über neulat. "stalagmites" zurück auf griech. "stalaktos" = dt. "tropfen", griech. "stálagma" = dt. "Tropfen", griech. "stalagmós" = dt. "Getröpfel", griech. "stalássein", "stalassein" = dt. "tropfen". Die Bezeichnung "stalagmite" soll durch Georgius Fabricius geprägt und von Conrad Gesner verbreitet worden sein.
A Gothic Palace, endless stalagmites, and pseudoscorpions wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
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Stalactites and stalagmites in a beautifully lit cave
Geological Oddities, Curious Caves, Subterranean Sites
"stalagmite" (n.), cone-shaped formation of carbonate of lime on the floor of a cave, 1680s, from Modern Latin "stalagmites" (1650s, Olaus Wormius), from Greek "stalagmos" "a dropping," or "stalagma" "a drop, drip, that which drops," from "stalassein" "to trickle" (see "stalactite"). Related: "Stalagmitic"; "stalagmitical".
What's the difference between stalactites and stalagmites?
- Cave Kiss; Cave Bacon; Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling, stalagmites might Bapopik
- Cave Kiss; Cave Bacon; Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling, stalagmites might David A. Daniel
- Cave Kiss; Cave Bacon; Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling, stalagmites might Baker, John
The old "stalactite - hold tight to ceiling" and "stalagmite - might rise up from the floor" goes back to at least the 1800s!
The Great Stalacpipe Organ
Located deep in the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument.
Stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets.
This most unique, one-of-a-kind instrument was invented in 1954 by Mr. LeIand W. Sprinkle of Springfield, Virginia, a mathematician and electronic scientist at the Pentagon.
- "Carlsbad Caverns" a group of caverns in southeastern New Mexico noted for their stalactites and stalagmites
- "dripstone" the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites
- "stalagmite" a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave
Stalagtites vs. Stalagmites
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Have trouble remembering the difference between stalagtites and stalagmites? Martha shares a mnemonic that will help. This is part of a complete episode.
Puzzles, Poetry, and Pooflapoo
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Hi, all --
In this week's archive edition, we talked about "pooflapoo pie" vs. "Watergate salad," "more" vs. "most," "stalactite" vs. "stalagmite," weather proverbs, and tricks for spelling difficult words. Listen:
Many of you reminded us afterward of a handy mnemonic for those cave formations: "StalaCtite" is from the "Ceiling" and "stalaGmite" is from the "Ground."
Word Unit: Stalactites, Stalagmites, and Stalacto-Stalagmites (also known as "dripstones").
NOTES: A similar tapering structure hanging from the roof of a cave is called a stalactite. It's easy to remember which is which. Ground: "stalaGmite"; Ceiling: "stalaCtite".
There’s an old joke that will help you keep these straight. Remember “ants in the pants”: the mites go up and the tights come down.
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Engl. "stalagmite" taucht in der Literatur um das Jahr 1800 auf.