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Porphyre \Por"phyre\, n. Porphyry. [Obs.]


n. (obsolete form of porphyry English)

Usage examples of "porphyre".

The two straight pillars of Porphyre of seuen diameters vpon either of the aforenamed stilipodes and square aultars did stretch vpward of a pumish or tawnie colour, the out sides shining cleere and smoothly pollished, chamfered, and chanelled with foure and twenty rebaternents or channels in euery collumne betwixt the nextruls or cordels.