Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, a granular limestone containing mica.
“The identification of stone types, such as cipollino, kaplan postu, and pavonazetto, is usually pretty straightforward.”
“Fine-grained white and grey marble were most common, but also cipollino verde, pavonazetto, kaplan postu, alabaster, schist, tuffo and even ceramics were used to lay out the mosaic floor.”
“Some stone types though, such as africano or cipollino rosso, are almost completely absent at Sagalassos.”
“With the exception of cipollino verde, which was not found in similar large quantities, the usual stone types, such as pavonazetto, Afyon şeker, Afyon gri and kaplan postu, were all well represented in the caldaria.”
“The eastern curved niche with its cipollino veneer continuing behind the support pier, added later.”
“A veneer of green Carystian marble (cipollino from the island of Euboia, Greece) was still in place in several parts of the niche, and fragments of Docimian white and pavonazetto (purple veined) marble were also found.”
“Large amounts of marble revetment slabs, mainly composed of green-white cipollino from Euboia, white and purple veined pavonazetto from Dokimeion, have been found in the new frigidarium.”
“The western extremity must have contained a monumental entrance composed of doorposts in cipollino marble (marble from Karystos on the island of Euboia in Greece).”
“We have recovered tons of marble veneer, apparently composed of green cipollino in the lower part of the curved recesses around three sides of the pool, and of white or purple-veined (pavonazetto) from the Docimian quarries (near Afyon, Turkey) in the upper parts and the rest of the room.”
“We already mentioned the use of afyon seker (sugar white), afyon bal (honey), pavonazetto (purple veined white marble or breccias) and cipollino (a green marble variety from Euboia, Greece) as the main marbles used as wall veneer, but new varieties of stone appear almost every day.”
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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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