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Speleology

The study of caves, the way they are formed, physical properties and type.

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Speleology

pit

Natural environment; Speleology

A deep hole, generally circular in outline, having vertical or nearly vertical walls; shaft.

shaft

Natural environment; Speleology

Vertical, or steeply inclined, sections of a cave passage, of enormously varied size.

plan

Natural environment; Speleology

A plot of the shape and details of a cave projected vertically onto a horizontal plane at a reduced scale.

karabiner

Natural environment; Speleology

A steel or other alloy, oval or D-shaped link with a spring loaded gate on one side to admit a rope, or to clip to a ladder etc. Also known as See Karabina. Also carabiner.

carabiner

Natural environment; Speleology

A steel or other alloy, oval or D-shaped link with a spring loaded gate on one side to admit a rope, or to clip to a ladder etc. Also known as See Karabina. Also karabiner.

carbide lamp

Natural environment; Speleology

Produces light by burning acetylene gas formed by reacting water and (calcium) carbide.

sea cave

Natural environment; Speleology

A type of cave formed primarily by the wave action of the sea. Also littoral cave.

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