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marble British & World English

A hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone, typically white with coloured mottlings or streaks, which may be polished and is used in sculpture and architecture

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Marble Arch British & World English

A large arch with three gateways at the NE corner of Hyde Park in London. Designed by John Nash, it was erected in 1827 in front of Buckingham Palace and moved in 1851 to its present site

marble cake British & World English

A cake with a mottled appearance, made of light and dark sponge

marble gall British & World English

A hard spherical gall which forms on the common oak in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp

onyx marble British & World English

Banded calcite or other stone used as a decorative material

ruin marble British & World English

Marble having irregular markings said to resemble the outline of ruins

Pentelic marble British & World English

A white marble quarried on Mount Pentelicus near Athens

Purbeck marble British & World English

A hard limestone from Purbeck in Dorset, which is polished and used for decorative parts of buildings, fonts, and effigies

statuary marble British & World English

Fine-grained white marble suitable for making statues