Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who works in marble; a workman who cuts, hews, or polishes marble; a marbler.

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Examples

  • One who is familiar with the track of this mighty engine will recognize at once where the large boulders have hollowed out their deeper furrows, where small pebbles have drawn their finer marks, where the stones with angular edges have left their sharp scratches, where sand and gravel have rubbed and smoothed the rocky surface, and left it bright and polished as if it came from the hand of the marble-worker.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • A peculiar style of inlaid ornamental mosaic introduced into the decorative art of Europe during the twelfth century, by a marble-worker named Laurentius, a native of Anagni, a small hill-town thirty-seven miles east-south-east of Rome.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Warrington Wood, who commenced life as a marble-worker, always employed Italian workmen to carve his statues, although he was perfectly able to do it himself, and always put on the finishing touches, -- as I presume they all do.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • When Pons died, the marble-worker sent his agent to Schmucke to solicit an order for statues of Art and Friendship grouped together.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 2

  • SONET, marble-worker and contractor for tombstones, at Paris, during the Restoraton and Louis Philippe's reign.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 2

  • Warrington Wood, who commenced life as a marble-worker, always employed Italian workmen to carve his statues, although he was perfectly able to do it himself, and always put on the finishing touches, ” as I presume they all do.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

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