Cave

A cave or cavern is a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter. Caves form naturally by the weathering of rock and they often extend deep underground. The word "cave" can also refer to much smaller openings such as sea caves, rock shelters, and grottos.

Speleology is the science of exploration and study of all aspects of caves and the environment that surrounds the caves. Exploring a cave for recreation or science may be called caving, potholing, or, in Canada and the United States, spelunking (see caving).

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Vrtoglavica Cave
... The Vrtoglavica Cave (also Vrtiglavica, from Slovenian "vrtoglavica" = vertigo) is a cave located inside the Kanin mountain in the Slovenian part of the Julian Alps, near to the border between Slovenia ... The cave holds the record for having the deepest single vertical drop (pitch) of any cave on Earth at a depth of 603 metres (1,978 ft) ... Total depth of cave is 643 m, it contains one of the tallest cave waterfalls in the world, estimated height of falls - 400 to 440 m ...
Kenton, Oklahoma - Points of Interest
... Camp Billy Joe Bat Cave Archaeological Site Red Ghost Cave Archaeological District Three Entrance Cave Archaeological District Black Mesa, Oklahoma's highest point (elevation 4,978 feet ...
Cave, Missouri - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 4 households out of which one had children under the age of 18 living with them, one was a married couple living together, one had a female householder with no husband present, and two were non-families ... Two households were made up of individuals who were 65 years of age or older ...
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (film) - Production - Sets
... Several new sets are introduced, including Tom Riddle's Orphanage, Astronomy Tower and the Cave ... CGI sets, noticeably the interior of the Cave where Harry and Dumbledore both go to hunt Horcruxes ... The exterior of the cave scene was filmed at the Cliffs of Moher in the west of Ireland, the only location to be filmed outside of the United Kingdom ...
Your Funeral... My Trial - Track Listing
... All songs written and composed by Nick Cave, except where noted ... "Jack's Shadow" Cave, Mick Harvey 541 6 ... "Jack's Shadow" Cave, Mick Harvey 543 4 ...

Famous quotes containing the word cave:

    If the sea were ink
    For the words of my Lord,
    the sea would be spent before the Words of my Lord are spent.
    —Qur’An. The Cave 18:109, ed. Arthur J. Arberry (1955)

    Nothing is uglier than the sinner, nothing so leprous or fetid; the scar of his crimes is still raw, and he stinks like the cave of Hell.
    Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348–405)

    I was thewed like an Auroch bull,
    And tusked like the great Cave Bear;
    And you, my sweet, from head to feet,
    Were gowned in your glorious hair.
    Langdon Smith (1858–1908)