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“They were viridescent, almost metallic hued — verd-antique.”
“Sanitary Fair, she also received a gold-lined silver goblet, and a verd-antique Roman bell -- the former bearing this complimentary inscription, "_Poculum qui meruit fuit_.”
“Bahat, "red marble," probably the verd-antique or half-porphyry of Egypt.”
“The fluting was omitted on these, and when hard and semi-precious stone like porphyry or verd-antique was the material, it was highly polished to bring out its color.”
“In the portico and also in the interior are noble columns of marble and verd-antique, and in the dome is a wonderfully quaint mosaic of the Transfiguration.”
“The pavement of the church is composed of four hundred tombs of knights, incrusted with jasper, porphyry, verd-antique, and precious stones of various kinds, which should form the most splendid sepulchral mosaics conceivable.”
“What had been clear green on the face of the cataract was here more like rich verd-antique, and had a look of firmness almost like that of the stone itself.”
“This base, mechanical surprise (for it is a trick and not art) is effected by inlaying the white marble of columns and pulpits and altars with a certain pattern of verd-antique.”
“Here were clusters of frail marble columns, which, in the boudoirs of the sultanas, gave way to verd-antique incrusted with lapis lazuli.”
“And then, when we have caught our breath, let us wander into any one of the patios along the Golden Horn, and feast our eyes on columns of verd-antique, supporting arches light as rainbows, framing the patio of the Pigeon Mosque, the loveliest of all the patios I know, and let us run our eyes around that Moorish square.”
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"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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