from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Statues considered as a group.
- noun The art of making statues.
- noun A sculptor.
- adjective Of, relating to, or suitable for a statue.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to a statue or statuary.
- noun One who makes statues; a sculptor; specifically, one who makes statues in metal, a bronze-caster, or one who makes copies of statues designed by another artist.
- noun The art of carving or making statues or figures in the round representing persons, animals, etc.: a main branch of sculpture.
- noun Statues collectively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who practices the art of making statues.
- noun The art of carving statues or images as representatives of real persons or things; a branch of sculpture.
- noun A collection of statues; statues, collectively.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable The
craftof making statues.
- noun countable A person who makes
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- adjective of or relating to or suitable for statues
- noun statues collectively
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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A block north of this statuary is The Church of the Holy Name, which had a rummage sale.
For more on Shelley's taste in statuary, see Stephen Larrabee, English Bards and
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As in statuary to the artist the partly undraped figure is suggestive only of beauty, free from indelicacy, so to the saint the personal excellencies of Jesus Christ, typified under the ideal of the noblest human form.
Around the fragments of the statuary was a concentration of a lot of small bones, which were collected for further examination by the archaeozoologists.
In fact, before the Persian wars had commenced, the branch of sculpture termed statuary had attained nearly the summit of its perfection.
In others the softer shells and bones are dissolved, and only sharks teeth or harder echini have preserved their form inveloped in the chalk or lime-stone; in some marbles the solution has been compleat and no vestiges of shell appear, as in the white kind called statuary by the workmen.
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Among the statuary will be the largest image of King Tut ever found, a 10-foot statute that retains much of its original paint.
THIS SPRING, GRAND Mufti Ali Gomaa sent shivers down the spines of archaeologists and tour operators worldwide as he issued a fatwa calling the statuary haram.
I'm never turning my back on this kind of statuary in a cemetery ever again!
Last time that I went to the NawthShaw (underwritten BY The Shaw Group by now, I'm sure), only ONE piece of "statuary" made an impression on me.
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