Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See marble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Greek sculptures in the British Museum. They were obtained at Athens, about 1811, by Lord Elgin.
- n. a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by Phidias; chiefly from the Parthenon in Athens
“Well, everyone knew how Elgin's guvnor had stripped half Greece of statuary; even then Elgin Marbles was a slogan of outrage among Hellenic enthusiasts.”
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From the GNU Webster's 1913:
"n. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white ...
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