Alabaster

A Shaker dish of mashed potatoes and turnips, name after its silvery white color.
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alabaster

[adj] - of or resembling alabaster 2. [n] - a hard compact kind of calcite 3. [n] - a compact fine-textured usually white gypsum used for carving 4. [n] - a very light white
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alabaster

Naturally occurring fine-grained white or light-coloured translucent form of gypsum, often streaked or mottled. A soft material, it is easily carved, but seldom used for outdoor sculpture. ...
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Alabaster

A soft stone that could be carved to make an effigy. It was a major Medieval industry in the Chellastone area, near Derby and Nottingham. Many pieces were exported abroad - both carved, for religious objects (such as a crucifix), and un-carved.
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Alabaster

A fine-grained marble-like variety of gypsum, alabaster is a soft stone often white or translucent.
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Alabaster

a fine-grained variety of gypsum, white, yellowish white or reddish brown and translucent, it was cut into thin laminae, and used for church windows in the Middle Ages. Latterly, easily carved, it was used for internal decorative sculpture.
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Alabaster

Al'a·bas'ter noun [ Latin alabaster , Greek ..., said to be derived from Alabastron , the name of a town in Egypt, near which it was common: confer Old French alabastre , French albâtre .] 1. (Min.) (a) A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gyps...
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alabaster

1. <chemical> A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc. A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of colour; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by...
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alabaster

alabastrine adjective of or resembling alabaster; `alabaster statue`
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alabaster

noun a very light white
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alabaster

noun a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
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alabaster

onyx marble noun a hard compact kind of calcite
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Alabaster

• (n.) A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster. • (n.) A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow...
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alabaster

fine-grained, massive gypsum (q.v.) that has been used for centuries for statuary, carvings, and other ornaments. It normally is snow-white and ... [4 related articles]
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Alabaster

Alabaster is British rhyming slang for plaster.
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Alabaster

Since the Middle Ages the term alabaster has been applied to a compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of a fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or grey. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc. In ancient times the term alabaster was applied to a hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime (onyx...
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Alabaster

Alabaster is British rhyming slang for plaster.
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alabaster

Alabaster sphinx at Memphis, carved from a single block of alabaster A massive, fine-grained form of gypsum, usually translucent and white. It has been used ornamentally for many centuries, being easily carved. Ancient oriental alabaster was a yellowish marble.
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alabaster

alabaster, fine-grained, massive, translucent variety of gypsum, a hydrous calcium sulfate. It is pure white or streaked with reddish brown. Alabaster, like all other forms of gypsum, forms by the evaporation of bedded deposits that are precipitated mainly from evaporating seawater. It is soft enoug...
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alabaster

Naturally occurring fine-grained white or light-coloured translucent form of gypsum, often streaked or mottled. A soft material, it is easily carved, but seldom used for outdoor sculpture
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Alabaster

soft, fine grained translucent stone: white or pastel coloured gypsum, often with streaks of deeper colour: breaks and scratches easily
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Alabaster

[disambiguation] Alabaster is a name applied to certain minerals, mainly gypsum (a hydrous sulfate of calcium) and calcite (a carbonate of calcium). Alabaster may also refer to: ==Places== ==Other uses== ...
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Alabaster

[manga] == Plot == James Block is a former sports star whose criminal endeavors landed him in jail. In prison he meets `Dr. F`, a strange old man who tells James about a beam that can turn living things invisible. After escaping from prison, James finds and uses the laser on himself. But, because the beam has not been perfected yet, it only...
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Alabaster

Alabaster is a name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals, when used as a material: gypsum (a hydrous sulfate of calcium) and calcite, a carbonate of calcium, also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster or Oriental alabaster, in geological terms is `a stalagmitic limestone marked with patterns of swirling bands of cream and brown`. In .....
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Alabaster

A fine grained, translucent variety of gypsum, generally white in color. May be cut and carved easily with a knife or saw. The term is often incorrectly applied to fine-grained marble.
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