cave earth

: the residual accumulation of insoluble materials on the floor of a cave, many of such deposits being covered with a layer of stalagmite and some of them containing remains of extinct animals

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  • cave earth —    , cave fill    Insoluble deposits of clay, silt, sand, or gravel flooring or filling a cave passage. In a more restricted sense, cave earth includes only the finer fractions: clay, silt, and fine sand deposits [10].    Synonym: cave soil …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • cave-earth — caveˈ earth noun A fine deposit on cave floors • • • Main Entry: ↑cave …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cave-trolls —  / Cave troll / Cave Trolls / Cave Troll    Trolls apparently adapted for underground life. The Company of the Ring discovered them when they passed through Moria …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • cave breccia —    Angular fragments of rock forming a fill in a cave, either cemented together by dripstone or in a matrix of cave earth [10].    See also solution breccia …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • cave fill —    Transported materials such as silt, clay, sand and gravel which cover the bedrock floor or partially or wholly block some part of a cave [25].    See cave earth …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • cave soil —    See cave earth …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Cave Trolls —    see Cave trolls …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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