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marble Idioms & Phrases


andaman marble

  • noun large Asiatic tree having hard marbled zebrawood
    Andaman marble; Diospyros kurzii; marblewood.
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elgin marbles

  • noun a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by Phidias; chiefly from the Parthenon in Athens
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El"gin mar"bles
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  1. Greek sculptures in the British Museum. They were obtained at Athens, about 1811, by Lord Elgin.
Webster 1913

Green marble

  • (Min.), serpentine.
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Ligneous marble

  • wood coated or prepared so as to resemble marble.
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marble bones disease

  • noun an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated
    osteopetrosis; Albers-Schonberg disease.
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marble cake

  • noun made of light and dark batter very lightly blended
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marble-edged

Mar"ble-edged` adjective
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  1. Having the edge veined or spotted with different colors like marble, as a book.
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marble-wood

  • noun hard marbled wood
    marblewood.
  • noun large Asiatic tree having hard marbled zebrawood
    Andaman marble; Diospyros kurzii; marblewood.
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Onyx marble

  • noun a hard compact kind of calcite
    oriental alabaster; alabaster; Mexican onyx.
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  • a banded variety of marble or calcium carbonate resembling onyx. It is obtained from Mexico.
Webster 1913

petworth marble

Pet"worth mar"ble
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  1. A kind of shell marble occurring in the Wealden clay at Petworth, in Sussex, England; -- called also Sussex marble.
Webster 1913