American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of or covered with marble: a marbled façade.
- adj. Having a mix of fat and lean: a well-marbled beef roast.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having veins and cloudings like variegated marbles.
- In zoology, variegated with different colors, like marble; dappled; clouded.
- Having the lean and fat properly blended: applied by butchers to meat.
- adj. Composed of marble; having a marble exterior.
- adj. Having marbling.
- adj. Resembling marble.
- adj. meat Interlaced with fat.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of marble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Made of, or faced with, marble.
- adj. Made to resemble marble; veined or spotted like marble.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Varied with irregular markings, or witch a confused blending of irregular spots and streaks.
- adj. Having small flecks of fat interspered with the muscle; -- of cuts of meat, especially beef. Such marbling improves the flavor of beef for most people.
- adj. patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble
“OMFG I checked the material list on that puppy # 2 & its called marbled fudge glaze.”
“Editions includes more than 60 of Leonard's portraits, hand-bound in Japanese marbled silk and leather.”
“Do you recall the marbled endpapers in the Spenser that I used to read to you on crisp fall evenings just such as this?”
“The length of that code easily beats its nearest competitor, a long-bodied muck dweller known as the marbled lungfish.”
“He used his language's name for the bird called the marbled wood-quail in English.”
“Logging and road building remain significant threats to mature forest habitat and to some species such as marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus), cavity nesters and raptors.”
“Sometimes the edges are "marbled," and this is an interesting process to watch.”
“Accepting this theory as in the main correct, we perceive that the very same circulatory process which, in its spasms of activity, gives rise to spots, produces in its regular course the singular "marbled" appearance, for the recording of which we are no longer at the mercy of the fugitive or delusive impressions of the human retina.”
“And yet it bore some resemblance to a peacock, with its long heavy tail and wings speckled and ocellated in a very striking manner, and something like the "marbled" feathers that adorn the peacock's back.”
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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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