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statuary marble Line breaks: statu|ary mar¦ble

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Definition of statuary marble in English:


[mass noun]
Fine-grained white marble suitable for making statues.
Example sentences
  • The earlier secretaire was probably stored at the garde-meuble at Versailles until it was sent for use by the King at the chateau of Saint-Cloud, where it was given its present top of white statuary marble.
  • But it would be as reasonable to say that one of those small blue stains which sometimes occur in the purest statuary marble would convert the Eve of Powers to a monster.
  • The purest form of marble is statuary marble, which is white with visible crystalline structure.
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