Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling marble in structure or appearance.

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

  • adjective Containing, or resembling, marble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Characteristic of marble

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Examples

  • We had ‘enormous hairy stomach’, ‘big hairy butt’, ‘beautiful marbly blue eyes’, ‘one big wrinkly droopy ear’, ‘enormous hairy warts’, ‘knobby, lopsided knee’ and ‘grey square teeth’.

    BIRTHDAY TROLL • by Manuel Royal

  • When the proud flesh comes in there isn't much you can do because of all the blood in the marbly white-pink new skin and you can't cut it off the way you want because the bleeding is too hard to stop.

    Quarters, Pasos, Arabians

  • How did you know my name? said Wendy, although she felt a little uneasy, because the troll looked at her so intently with his beautiful marbly blue eyes.

    BIRTHDAY TROLL • by Manuel Royal

  • Everything has the edgeless flowing feel of computer graphics, like the lobby of a high-end Marriott/Ramada/Sheraton -- the sculptured flower arrangements, that glowy, woody, marbly, purply, cushioned-air quality.

    Carter Phipps: The Good, the Bad, & the Mediated

  • U noes, LCB, dat ifn da smoov, marbly tilez r kowld n inna bafroom, den uh reel hayrbawl mite berree whale b dere — rite inna footpaf sew U kin stepz awn it at free-owklok win U goez pottee…

    HAREBALL - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • To mark this occasion, NASA is giving us a unique look at the big blue marbly-color Earth.

    CNN Transcript Apr 22, 2008

  • Father - baptising babies in the Sistine Chapel, and chatting to people in St Peter's Square, and blessing people, and hugging children and meeting all sorts of ambassadors and their wives, all gratfyingly clad in mantillas in large marbly rooms in the Vatican.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • That marbly numbness below and the way his thing floated free, near alive in the water.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • That marbly numbness below and the way his thing floated free, near alive in the water.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • How often one is conscious of the intervention of "something else," some alien material, marbly and shiny it may be, and with a beauty of its own, but obtruding quite opaquely between the thing said and the thing felt.

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

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