statuary marble

statuary marble
noun
: marble of the purest white and of finely crystalline form used in architecture and sculpture

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  • Statuary marble — Marble Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marble — Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marble — marbler, n. /mahr beuhl/, n., adj., v., marbled, marbling. n. 1. metamorphosed limestone, consisting chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, capable of taking a high polish, occurring in a wide range of colors and variegations and used in… …   Universalium

  • Marble — /mahr beuhl/, n. Alice, 1913 90, U.S. tennis player. * * * Granular limestone or dolomite that has recrystallized under the influence of heat, pressure, and aqueous solutions. The main mineral in marble is calcite. Commercially, marble includes… …   Universalium

  • statuary — adj. & n. adj. of or for statues (statuary art). n. (pl. ies) 1 statues collectively. 2 the art of making statues. 3 a sculptor. Phrases and idioms: statuary marble fine grained white marble. Etymology: L statuarius (as STATUE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marble Palace — For other uses, see Marble Palace (disambiguation). Coordinates: 59°56′43″N 30°19′36″E / 59.945176°N 30.326799°E / 59.945176; 30.32 …   Wikipedia

  • Breccia marble — Marble Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruin marble — Marble Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell marble — Marble Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • National Statuary Hall Collection — Part of the National Statuary Hall Collection The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol comprises statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. Originally set up in the old Hall of the… …   Wikipedia

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