from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ancient creamy-white Chinese porcelain, imitated in Japan and by the modern Chinese.


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  • In the last sigh of the drive, on the downside of the San Gorgonio Pass, spins some 3200 giant ivory-white egg-beaters, the wind farms T.

    Richard Bangs: How Green Is My Valley?

  • A dog thrust his head into the entrance and blinked wolfishly at them for a space, the slaver dripping from his ivory-white fangs.


  • The entryway had a floor of golden marble, and there were small statues of ivory-white angels in niches on both sides of the darker marble walls.

    Family Storms

  • The grown-up counterparts, named Clara, the Princess, and Nutcracker, the Prince, respectively, wear ivory-white, classical-ballet dress based on the costuming of the child characters.

    A Mouse in the House

  • Mr. Thomas smiled, a quick expression on his ivory-white face like a crease suddenly appearing in a sheet of paper.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • Its ivory-white keys were already dyed pale yellow from his cigarette smoke, and stubs mounted in the pottery fruit dish Maybelle had provided as an ashtray.


  • According to novelist Robertson Davies, the mask of Tiresias the blind prophet “suggested the bony head of a bird, ivory-white, beaked and sightless.”

    Tanya Moiseiwitsch.

  • I could not show up at school the next day and point to my ivory-white thighs and claim that I was being abused.

    I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

  • She bought the complete set of ivory-white display cupbarods from Ikea, which complements the yellow-brown paint she used for the walls.


  • On the ivory-white bookshelf, there's a compartment where they placed a photo of my late uncle and his then girlfriend, and a small statue of Buddha.



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