curtain walls


curtain walls

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  • curtain —    1. Sinuous, thin sheet (or sheets) of dripstone formed on the roof or walls of a cave or behind a waterfall [20].    2. A wavy or folded sheet of flowstone hanging from the roof or projecting from the wall of a cave; often translucent and… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology


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