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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limestone  \Lime"stone`\  (l[imac]m"st[=o]n`),  n. 
  A  rock  consisting  chiefly  of  calcium  carbonate  or  carbonate 
  of  lime.  It  sometimes  contains  also  magnesium  carbonate,  and 
  is  then  called  magnesian  or  {dolomitic  limestone}. 
  Crystalline  limestone  is  called  {marble}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marble  \Mar"ble\,  a. 
  1.  Made  of  or  resembling,  marble;  as  a  marble  mantel; 
  marble  paper. 
 
  2.  Cold;  hard;  unfeeling;  as  a  marble  breast  or  heart. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marble  \Mar"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Marbled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Marbling}.]  [Cf.  F.  marbrer.  See  {Marble},  n.] 
  To  stain  or  vein  like  marble;  to  variegate  in  color;  as  to 
  marble  the  edges  of  a  book,  or  the  surface  of  paper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marble  \Mar"ble\,  n.  [OE.  marbel,  marbre,  F.  marbre,  L.  marmor, 
  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  sparkle,  flash.  Cf  {Marmoreal}.] 
  1.  A  massive,  compact  limestone;  a  variety  of  calcite, 
  capable  of  being  polished  and  used  for  architectural  and 
  ornamental  purposes.  The  color  varies  from  white  to  black, 
  being  sometimes  yellow,  red,  and  green,  and  frequently 
  beautifully  veined  or  clouded.  The  name  is  also  given  to 
  other  rocks  of  like  use  and  appearance,  as  serpentine  or 
  verd  antique  marble,  and  less  properly  to  polished 
  porphyry,  granite,  etc 
 
  Note: 
 
  {Breccia  marble}  consists  of  limestone  fragments  cemented 
  together. 
 
  {Ruin  marble},  when  polished,  shows  forms  resembling  ruins, 
  due  to  disseminated  iron  oxide. 
 
  {Shell  marble}  contains  fossil  shells. 
 
  {Statuary  marble}  is  a  pure,  white,  fine-grained  kind 
  including  Parian  (from  Paros)  and  Carrara  marble.  If 
  coarsely  granular  it  is  called  saccharoidal. 
 
  2.  A  thing  made  of  or  resembling,  marble,  as  a  work  of  art, 
  or  record,  in  marble;  or  in  the  plural,  a  collection  of 
  such  works  as  the  Arundel  or  Arundelian  marbles;  the 
  Elgin  marbles. 
 
  3.  A  little  ball  of  marble,  or  of  some  other  hard  substance, 
  used  as  a  plaything  by  children;  or  in  the  plural,  a 
  child's  game  played  with  marbles. 
 
  Note:  Marble  is  also  much  used  in  self-explaining  compounds; 
  when  used  figuratively  in  compounds  it  commonly  means 
  hard,  cold,  destitute  of  compassion  or  feeling;  as 
  marble-breasted,  marble-faced,  marble-hearted. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  marble 
  n  1:  a  hard  crystalline  metamorphic  rock  that  takes  a  high 
  polish;  used  for  sculpture  and  as  building  material 
  2:  a  small  ball  of  glass  that  is  used  in  various  games 
  3:  a  sculpture  carved  from  marble 
  v  :  paint  or  stain  like  marble;  of  paper 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Marble,  CO  (town,  FIPS  48555) 
  Location:  39.07143  N,  107.18843  W 
  Population  (1990):  64  (70  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  81623 
  Marble,  MN  (city,  FIPS  40418) 
  Location:  47.32858  N,  93.29341  W 
  Population  (1990):  618  (287  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.2  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Marble,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  28905 
  Marble,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  16334 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Marble 
  as  a  mineral,  consists  of  carbonate  of  lime,  its  texture  varying 
  from  the  highly  crystalline  to  the  compact.  In  Esther  1:6  there 
  are  four  Hebrew  words  which  are  rendered  marble:,  (1.)  Shesh, 
  "pillars  of  marble."  But  this  word  probably  designates  dark-blue 
  limestone  rather  than  marble.  (2.)  Dar,  some  regard  as  Parian 
  marble.  It  is  here  rendered  "white  marble."  But  nothing  is 
  certainly  known  of  it  (3.)  Bahat,  "red  marble,"  probably  the 
  verd-antique  or  half-porphyry  of  Egypt.  (4.)  Sohareth  "black 
  marble,"  probably  some  spotted  variety  of  marble.  "The  marble 
  pillars  and  tesserae  of  various  colours  of  the  palace  at  Susa 
  came  doubtless  from  Persia  itself  where  marble  of  various 
  colours  is  found  especially  in  the  province  of  Hamadan 
  Susiana."  The  marble  of  Solomon's  architectural  works  may  have 
  been  limestone  from  near  Jerusalem,  or  from  Lebanon,  or  possibly 
  white  marble  from  Arabia.  Herod  employed  Parian  marble  in  the 
  temple,  and  marble  columns  still  exist  in  great  abundance  at 
  Jerusalem. 
 




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