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a marble floor
▪ He strode across the marble floor.
a marble/stone/bronze etc statue
▪ a magnificent marble statue of Frederick the Great
a stone/marble/bronze etc sculpture (=made of stone, marble etc)
▪ Opposite the chapel is a bronze sculpture of Cardinal Schwarzenberg.
▪ A black marble eagle crouches at his feet.
▪ They were dignified men with stiff white shirts and shoes as shiny as black marble.
▪ She noticed an open fireplace with an ornate mantelshelf in black marble.
▪ The façades are in three stages in black and white marble, surmounted by a low roof and lantern.
▪ But it wouldn't mean building the whole Store, said Nisodemus, his eyes shining like two bright black marbles.
▪ Through the telescope I could see the eyes glint like black marbles.
▪ The goose lay, neatly trussed, on a cold, marble slab.
▪ I followed on socks down the cold marble floor to the living room.
▪ Not that cold, white marble with the grey veins.
▪ His eyes were the milky, undersea colour of green marbles.
▪ The floor was a deep green marble, and it went on and on.
▪ His head was shaped like a lightbulb and his eyes were bulging green marbles.
▪ The streets were lined with beautiful houses all built of green marble and studded everywhere with sparkling emeralds.
▪ The nave pillars were of green marble.
▪ But what interested Dorothy most was the big throne of green marble that stood in the middle of the room.
▪ The old structure is cocooned within a contemporary shell of glass, steel and polished green marble.
▪ The green marble clock on the grey marble chimney-piece ticked the minutes away on its golden face.
▪ In the drawing room a pair of pink marble pillars supported the embrasure of the windows.
▪ The pink marble reception area was a monument to the vulgarity of mass tourism.
▪ The crowd parted before them and they stared, unbelieving, at the three girls on the bloodstained pink marble floor.
▪ It is faced with stone on the outside and red marble inside.
▪ The second bet is that drawing a red marble wins £1000, drawing a blue marble wins nothing.
▪ The order is Corinthian and the capitals and bases are of white Pentelic marble.
▪ A half-block-long hallway lined with white marble columns, arches and artwork.
▪ The white marble squares on the pavement glowed as if on a phantom chessboard.
▪ Howard cried as she hurried down the walk to the white marble church.
▪ Not that cold, white marble with the grey veins.
▪ He installed 17 white marble replicas of Michelangelo's David statue where the pine trees had stood.
▪ The staircase and walls are of white marble, with the addition of lapis lazuli for the geometrical floor pattern.
▪ For example, Bodnar had chosen a white streaked marble.
▪ So many hotels resemble each other, with fashionable limed wood furniture, chintz fabrics and marble bathrooms.
▪ Gorgeous women in fabulous saris floated through kitsch marble bathrooms with gold taps, trailing pink toilet paper behind them like veils.
▪ In the bedrooms fabric wallcoverings combine with cream wood furniture, and benefit from new marble bathrooms with a hair dryer.
▪ Mark found the marble bathroom almost offensive.
▪ A double-sink marble bathroom with separate tub and glassed-in shower.
▪ The dining room possessed a huge marble bust of Stalin, but little succulent to eat.
▪ A generous pile of cushions, or a treasured marble bust can add the required decorative touch.
▪ High bookcases lined the library walls and stood between the windows, each topped with a marble bust.
▪ Fine old paintings, marble columns and period furnishings add charm.
▪ A half-block-long hallway lined with white marble columns, arches and artwork.
▪ The interior is in simple, brick design with high vaults and brick piers and marble columns.
▪ Only fragments of the mosaics remain but there are some interesting basket type leaf capitals surmounting the marble columns.
▪ The fabulous Crillon, with its marble columns, crystal chandeliers and tapestries, was probably the most exclusive hotel in Paris.
▪ At one end of the bar marble columns and curves suggest a memorial chapel with tables for drinkers replacing tombs.
▪ Over the marble fireplace was a portrait, presumably of the baronet who had commissioned the house.
▪ We occupy the sun porch, a windowless living room with a fake marble fireplace and a dining room behind glass doors.
▪ Inside, high ceilings, plaster cornices, marble fireplaces and a pine staircase contribute to its air of grandeur.
▪ A black leather suite was arranged around a white marble fireplace standing starkly against slate-grey walls and carpet.
▪ The Prince took his customary place before the plain white marble fireplace.
▪ The functional simplicity of the gym contrasts with the opulence of the marble floors, the paintings and the drapes.
▪ I followed on socks down the cold marble floor to the living room.
▪ A cleaning woman was laboriously washing the marble floor of the foyer.
▪ We would cross the marble floor of the lobby to reach the pool in the garden beyond.
▪ He beckoned her into a high-ceilinged room with a marble floor covered with rush mats.
▪ There is a central font with marble floor around it.
▪ They walked out on to the marble floor, a dancing floor.
▪ In an old domed church, sunlight painted rainbow jewels on the marble floor.
▪ I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls, is how it goes.
▪ I followed him along the marble hall.
▪ So marble halls, crystal chandeliers, obsequious waiters were going to be in.
▪ At the top an arched door opened into a grand marble hall with an elegant horseshoe staircase.
▪ The water fountain became an altar, standing on marble pillars and graced by its own fan design.
▪ Bailiffs, armed for this solemn occasion, are positioned at the forward corners of the bench beside the marble pillars.
▪ Opened in 1903, the building had a huge domed trading hall lined with marble pillars and stained glass.
▪ In the drawing room a pair of pink marble pillars supported the embrasure of the windows.
▪ A lead Cupid aimed his arrow from the top of a marble pillar.
▪ Lasers are also being used to vaporise the dirt from limestone and marble sculpture.
▪ He heard tourists go past his door talking about the sights, the beautiful subway stations, amazing bronze and marble sculpture.
▪ Possibly the beginning of marble sculpture should be brought down.
▪ The goose lay, neatly trussed, on a cold, marble slab.
▪ On a marble slab near to the cooker there was a joint of ham and a fat salami ready for slicing.
▪ In the Mortuary Like soft cheeses they bulge sideways on the marble slabs, helpless, waiting to be washed.
▪ He lay on the marble slab in the centre of the tiny oblong chapel like a king lying in state.
▪ Consequently she kept digging into the supply of tissues that Lee kept on the marble slab in the kitchen.
▪ Our favourite photo was taken of me on the marble slab.
▪ We were shown the great marble slab covering Arthur's coffin and the chalice well which provided water for the brothers.
▪ Sister Martha's hair is cut off with a pair of gold scissors, she lies arms outflung on the marble slab.
▪ Our classroom had a chart; on it an apricot glow marked the apotheosis of a vast flight of yellowed marble stairs.
▪ Julia Patterson as she linked arms with two other senators and escaped down the marble stairs.
▪ He flung himself down the marble stairs, and out through the front doors of the school.
▪ We joined the surge out through the doors and down the marble stairs.
▪ There was a grand marble staircase, spiralling up to the eaves and the upper areas of the casino.
▪ I am far up above a marble staircase past a balcony in a large room with long tables.
▪ A marble staircase leads to wide corridors of bedrooms, which are comfortably furnished and equipped with modern bathrooms.
▪ Flanked by the two men, they walked down a wide marble staircase, and out into the brilliant sunshine.
▪ Karl von Bruhel, waiting impatiently at the foot of the curving marble staircase to greet his guests, glanced angrily upwards.
▪ Ahead was a short marble staircase, leading to what appeared to be a lecture-room on the next floor.
▪ It should also be borne in mind that ancient marble statues were painted.
▪ You have a face like a perfect marble statue, yet I know you are not stone inside.
▪ Museum chiefs say the marble statue should be removed from the portico of the gallery and replaced by a replica.
▪ This is surely not only the earliest marble statue we possess but one of the first made.
▪ In the case of the marble statue, molecules in solid marble are continuously jostling against one another in random directions.
▪ In this way it is possible for a marble statue to wave at us.
▪ On entering the shop, facing you was a glass showcase with a marble top for the counter.
▪ Opposite her was a small washstand with a coarse crockery toilet set on a fake marble top.
▪ Berger pulled himself up, hanging on to the marble top and the gypsies started to laugh.
▪ The inlaid marble top of the gilt table in the centre of the saloon.
▪ The runner in question hasn't lost his marbles - he's just upholding an old and well-loved Lincolnshire tradition.
▪ The old boy had lost his marbles somewhere along the line.
▪ The girl knelt down and began to play a game of marbles with the Doctor.
▪ At this time, children play with marbles by themselves.
▪ In History Endill spent his time underneath the floorboards playing marbles.
▪ The girl playing marbles didn't even look up as the travellers left.
▪ They walked out on to the marble floor, a dancing floor.
▪ Flanked by the two men, they walked down a wide marble staircase, and out into the brilliant sunshine.
▪ We explored, we gazed a bit more, and I discovered the pleasures of walking barefoot on marble.
▪ A fire leaped in the hearth under a marble mantelpiece identical to the one in her own flat.
▪ As she walked beside Archer with her long swinging gait her face wore the vacant serenity of a young marble athlete.
▪ Drop a couple of marbles into the cup and watch the water spill over.
▪ I remember picking up a rock about the size of a marble, and I hit him on the temple.
▪ If I make an omelette of your eggs or a statue out of your block of marble, that is conversion.
▪ The word kept rolling around in his mind like a marble.
▪ While I was there, a pair of huge marble hands designed by Larry Kirkland were being carved into life.
▪ Would it be possible to start with a full container of water and add marbles and sand?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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 architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.


    Breccia marble consists of limestone fragments cemented together.

    Ruin marble, when polished, shows forms resembling ruins, due to disseminated iron oxide.

    Shell marble contains fossil shells.

    Statuary marble is a pure, white, fine-grained kind, including Parian (from Paros) and Carrara marble. If coarsely granular it is called saccharoidal.

  2. A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.

  3. A little ball of glass, marble, porcelain, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.

    Note: Marble is also much used in self-explaining compounds; when used figuratively in compounds it commonly means, hard, cold, destitute of compassion or feeling; as, marble-breasted, marble-faced, marble-hearted.


Marble \Mar"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Marbling.] [Cf. F. marbrer. See Marble, n.] To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.


Marble \Mar"ble\, a.

  1. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.

  2. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of stone much used in sculpture, monuments, etc., early 14c., by dissimilation from marbra (mid-12c.), from Old French marbre (which itself underwent dissimilation of 2nd -r- to -l- in 14c.; marbre persisted in English into early 15c.), from Latin marmor, from or cognate with Greek marmaros "marble, gleaming stone," of unknown origin, perhaps originally an adjective meaning "sparkling," which would connect it with marmairein "to shine." The Latin word was taken directly into Old English as marma. German Marmor is restored Latin from Old High German marmul. Meaning "little balls of marble used in a children's game" is attested from 1690s.


late 14c., "of marble," from marble (n.). Meaning "mottled like marble" is mid-15c. Marble cake is attested from 1864.


1590s (implied in marbled), "to give (something) the appearance of marble," from marble (n.). Related: Marbling.

  1. 1 Made of, or resembling, marble. 2 (context figurative English) Cold; hard; unfeeling. n. 1 (context uncountable English) A rock of crystalline limestone. 2 (context countable English) A small spherical ball of rock, glass, ceramic or metal used in children's games. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To cause (something to have) the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example by mixing viscous ingredients incompletely, or by applying paint or other colorants unevenly. 2 (context intransitive English) To get the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example due to the incomplete mixing of viscous ingredients, or the uneven application of paint or other colorants. 3 (context transitive English) To cause meat, usually beef, pork, or lamb, to be interlace with fat so that its appearance resembles that of marble. 4 (context intransitive of meat, especially beef English) To become interlaced with fat.

  1. n. a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material

  2. a small ball of glass that is used in various games

  3. a sculpture carved from marble


v. paint or stain like marble; "marble paper"

Marble, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
Population (2000): 105
Housing Units (2000): 74
Land area (2000): 0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq. km)
FIPS code: 48555
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 39.072274 N, 107.189516 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 81623
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Marble, CO
Marble, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 695
Housing Units (2000): 308
Land area (2000): 4.309250 sq. miles (11.160906 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.098800 sq. miles (0.255891 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.408050 sq. miles (11.416797 sq. km)
FIPS code: 40418
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 47.319370 N, 93.296029 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Marble, MN

Marble is a metamorphic rock that may be foliated or non-foliated, composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.

Marble (toy)

A marble is a small spherical toy usually made from glass, clay, steel, plastic or agate. These balls vary in size. Most commonly, they are about in diameter, but they may range from less than to over , while some art glass marbles for display purposes are over wide. Marbles can be used for a variety of games called marbles. They are often collected, both for nostalgia and for their aesthetic colors. In the North of England the objects and the game are called "taws", with larger taws being called bottle washers after the use of a marble in Codd-neck bottles.

Marble (disambiguation)

Marble is a type of rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone.

Marble or Marbles may also refer to:

  • Marble (toy), a small spherical toy usually made from glass, clay, steel, or agate
  • Marble sculpture, the art of creating three-dimensional forms from marble
    • The Elgin Marbles, for example
Marble (software)

Marble is a virtual globe application which allows the user to choose among the Earth, the Moon, Venus, Mars and other planets to display as a 3-D model. It is free software under the terms of the GNU LGPL, developed by KDE for use on personal computers and smart phones. It is written in C++ and uses Qt.

Marble is intended to be very flexible; beyond its cross-platform design, the core components can easily be integrated into other programs. It is designed to run without the need for hardware acceleration, but it can be extended to use OpenGL. An important user-experience objective being that the application start fairly quickly, it ships with a minimal but useful off-line dataset (5–10MB).

Contributors have added support for on-line mapping sources such as OpenStreetMap and the ability to interpret KML files. Marble also provides route planning capabilities. A navigation mode called MarbleToGo was developed as part of Google Summer of Code 2010. It was later partially rewritten and renamed to Marble Touch.

Geothek is a fork of Marble adding a statistics module, pixel maps, and a 3D view. It is developed and used by Austrian publisher Ed. Hölzel as atlas software for classrooms.

Marble (band)

marble is a Japanese musical duo, originally named The Student's and formed in 1999. The members, Micco and Tatsuya Kikuchi, met and became friends while they were both enrolled in music school. Kikuchi was the main musical support for Micco at that time, who was acting as a solo artist. As they got to know each other better, they decided that they could both make better music if they performed together, and formed The Student's. After getting signed to Warner Music Group's indie label in 1999, they had two releases, but got increasingly more involved in production for other artists and gradually did less and less of their own activities. However, the urge to write and perform their own music came back, and to commemorate this change in attitude, they resigned the company and renamed themselves 'marble' in 2003 and played shows with a backup band, but they split from the band in 2005, and Micco and Kikuchi continued their performances as a duo.

Since their major debut in 2007 with Lantis, they have had a number of releases, including their first album in February 2008. Their songs have been featured in such anime as Hidamari Sketch, Kamichama Karin, KimiKiss pure rouge and Tamayura ~hitotose~.

Their sound is described as calm and soothing "organic pop", most likely because they use very few synthesized instruments and the main instrument is an acoustic guitar.

Marble (album)

MARBLE is the thirty-eighth album by the jazz fusion group Casiopea, recorded and released in 2004.

Usage examples of "marble".

Or it was perhaps a beggar who came to him on the old yellow marble seat under the orange trees, and chatted affably about his business as being bad in these times of war.

Out front on the green cement lawn a tiptoed Cupid, wings aflutter, squirted from pouty lips an eternal stream of blue-colored water into a marble pool deep in good-luck coins and casino chips.

All the house above was still and dark, and he could barely make out by the starlight the piece of white marble bearing the sculptured Agnus Dei whence the house takes its name.

And before she had any time to prepare herself for it, there they stood on the embankment, with the Grand Canal opening resplendently before them in gleaming amorphous blues and greens and olives and silvers, and the tottering palace fronts of marble and inlay leaning over to look at their faces in it, and the mooring poles, top-heavy, striped, lantern-headed, bristling outside the doorways in the cobalt-shadowed water, and the sudden bunches of piles propped together like drunks holding one another up outside an English pub after closing time.

Her eyes were smoky marbles in a bust of discolored lapis lazuli, and I regarded her at that moment as an angel of transcendent apehood, a woman well ahead of her time.

Lavish floral displays in marble urns stood atop charcoal-gray pedestals in the main room, while areca palms potted in carved stone planters enlivened dark corners and long hallways.

Jigsaws, cards, roulette counters, poker chips, spillikins, marbles, yarrow stalks, dice, jacks, Trivial Pursuit wedges, bridge score-sheets, discarded Pictionary doodles, Scrabble tiles, bits of unidentifiable plastic and shards of bakelite, wood and metal formed a jumbled compost capable of engaging a dedicated housekeeper for several months of full-time sifting, cataloguing and sorting into the correct boxes.

He gazes balefully at the mess, waving his hands in vague curves like a sculptor seeing a shape in a rough block of marble.

Octagonal in form, clad in white and green marble, decorated with rounded arches and stately columns and pilasters, all crowned with a white marble roof that conceals the dome below, the Baptistery is an exquisite example of Tuscan Romanesque architecture.

The altar, instead of being at the east end of the church where the apse was, had been placed at the end of the north transept and the apsed end was now a baptistry, complete with a late Victorian marble font on three stone steps.

But the new bell tower looked awkward near the fine, late Roman concrete, marble, and brick basilican edifice.

The tomb would have the scope of the Bathers in the three-dimensional, heroic character of marble.

I gave the monkey wide berth, nearly knocked into a huge betasselled sombrero someone had perched on a marble bust of the third Duke, avoided the peculiar green drink thrust in my direction by a woman dressed predominantly in beads and fringe, and escaped.

Caligula thing with marble walls and spurting fountains when Hank Bindle had decided he was allergic to marble.

When she turned back, her face had changed, become set, as if carved from coloured marble or a length of blemishless wood.