marble

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. hard, vitreous, unyielding; lifeless, insensible, cold; white, pale, colorless; variegated, particolored, pied, striated, mottled. See color, hardness, insensibility.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Composed of marble]
Syn. marmoreal, adamant, flinty, vitreous, horny, corneus, bony, osseous, petrified, granitelike, unyielding, indurated; see also stone .
2. [Giving the effect of marble]
Syn. marbled, mottled, marmoreal, veined, flecked, striated, barred, striped, watered, pied, variegated, mosaic, diapered.
n.
1. [Metamorphic limestone]
Syn. limestone, chalcedony, quartz, alabaster.
Varieties of marble include: Parian, Pentelic, Carrara, Carrian, Serpentine, Algerian, Italian, Tecali, onyx marbles, Siena, Tuscan, Gibraltar, Vermont, Georgia, fire, black, rance, cipolin, giallo antico, brocatello, verdantique, ophicalcite; see stone .
2. [A piece of carved marble]
Syn. carving, figurine, figure; see art 2 , sculpture , statue .
3. [A ball used in marbles]
Syn. nib, ivory, mig, shooter, ante, bait, taw, aggie, cat's eye, glassy; see also toy 1 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Slang. A healthy mental state. Used in plural: lucidity, lucidness, mind, reason, saneness, sanity, sense (often used in plural), soundness, wit (used in plural). See SANE.

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