Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.
Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone.
Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.
Other articles related to "marble, marbles":
... Start Funnel The piece that allows a player to drop a new marble onto the track ... Conveyor Lift Raises marbles up to a higher track ... Diverter Redirects the marbles onto one of several tracks based on the state of the diverter ...
... La jeune Tarantine (Young Tarantine), marble, 1871 (Musée d'Orsay) L'Europe (Musée d'Orsay square) Jeune fille à la Fontaine, marble, 1873 The bather, marble Andromeda, bronze ...
... There were 287 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
... The entrance floor opened into a sixteen feet wide marble corridor with elevators leading to the upper floors ... An imposing stairway of Italian Travertine marble, ten feet wide with ample landings, led directly to the banking floor ... It was composed of marble with a twenty foot ceiling of Roman architecture classic design ...
... Ruin marble is a kind of limestone or marble that contains light and dark patterns, giving the impression of a ruined cityscape ...
Famous quotes containing the word marble:
“Poets that lasting Marble seek
Must carve in Latine or in Greek,
We write in Sand, our Language grows,
And like the Tide our work oerflows.”
—Edmund Waller (16061687)
“Let him have the marble monument, along with the well-assured and more enduring one in the hearts of those who love liberty, unselfishly, for all men.”
—Abraham Lincoln (18091865)
“In a time of confusion and rapid change like the present, when terms are continually turning inside out and the names of things hardly keep their meaning from day to day, its not possible to write two honest paragraphs without stopping to take crossbearings on every one of the abstractions that were so well ranged in ornate marble niches in the minds of our fathers.”
—John Dos Passos (18961970)