Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of alabastrum.

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Examples

  • Looted in the 1950s, the tomb has yielded only a few ceramics: an imported Corinthian alabastron (unguent container), several Etrusco-Corinthian alabastra (local copies of Greek vessels), and fragments of pithoi, large storage jars used for the ashes of the deceased.

    Dig Like a Surgeon

  • Bauer, _Das Geschlechtsleben in der Deutschen Vergangenheit_, pp. 216-265.) "Women," says Clement again, "should not seek to be graceful by avoiding broad drinking vessels that oblige them to stretch their mouths, in order to drink from narrow alabastra that cause them indecently to throw back the head, revealing to men their necks and breasts.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

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