foiba

   (Italian.)
   1. A deep wide vertical cavity or the swallow point of a river at the beginning of its underground course.
   2. A natural vertical shaft in soluble rock, tending toward cylindrical shape; it may or may not reach the surface. A dome pit [10].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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