Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling alabaster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or like, alabaster.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or like, alabaster.

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  • adjective of or resembling alabaster

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Examples

  • The box I set in a casket, and enclosing this in seven other caskets and seven chests, laid the whole in a alabastrine coffer,424 which I buried within the marge of yon earth-circling sea; for that these parts are far from the world of men and none of them can win hither.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Half-turning she lifted her robe to expose the alabastrine rounds of her buttocks.

    Conan The Triumphant

  • Synelle herself traveled in a gilded litter, borne by eight muscular slaves and curtained with fine silken net to admit the breeze yet keep the sun from her alabastrine skin.

    Conan The Triumphant

  • Synelle was there, and four other women, alabastrine-skinned blondes who seemed to wear variations of one face.

    Conan The Triumphant

  • Royal palaces were often decorated with reliefs depicting conquests, &c., carved on slabs of alabastrine marble placed along the brick walls, with great statues of human - headed bulls (_Cherubim_), &c.

    How to Observe in Archaeology

  • A sinner so signally lov'd, -- and hearing my Mother, her eyes brimming with tears and her alabastrine fingers tightly locked together, murmur in unconscious repetition:

    Father and Son: a study of two temperaments

  • The mist had become a great white luminous cloud -- not dense and alabastrine, like the clouds of thunder; but filmy, tender, comparable to the atmosphere of Dante's moon.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Third series

  • The mist had become a great white luminous cloud -- not dense and alabastrine, like the clouds of thunder; but filmy, tender, comparable to the atmosphere of Dante's moon.

    New Italian sketches

  • The mist had become a great white luminous cloud -- not dense and alabastrine, like the clouds of thunder; but filmy, tender, comparable to the atmosphere of Dante's moon.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • At the head of every saloon a latticed window projected over the garden whereof the description shall follow in its place; and they paved the ground with vari-coloured marbles and alabastrine slabs which were dubbed with bezel stones and onyx [FN#186] of

    Arabian nights. English

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