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- n. an icicle-shaped object made out of rust
Microorganisms collected from a "rusticle" - a structure that looks like an icicle but consists of rust - are slowly destroying the iron hull of the liner on the seabed 3.8km 2.36
A rusticle is a dark orange rust formation that looks much like an icicle or stalactite, and the wreck is covered with them.
He suspects the increased rusticle activity is due to the over fishing-induced collapse of the food chain.
A look at a Titanic rusticle beneath the microscope.