Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling ivory.

Etymologies

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ivory +‎ -like

Examples

  • The waxen pallor of her face was almost spiritual in its ivorylike purity though her rosebud mouth was a genuine

    Ulysses

  • The waxen pallor of her face was almost spiritual in its ivorylike purity though her rosebud mouth was a genuine

    Ulysses

  • Japan's northern coast, where whaling boats sit docked with harpoon guns proudly displayed, and shops sell carvings made from the ivorylike teeth of sperm whales, might seem to be an unlikely place to find opponents of the nation's contested Antarctic whaling.

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  • AYUKAWAHAMA, Japan - This small harbor on Japan's northern coast, where whaling boats sit docked with harpoon guns proudly displayed, and shops sell carvings made from the ivorylike teeth of sperm whales, might seem to be an unlikely place to find opponents of the nation's contested Antarctic whaling.

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