What is marble?

  • (noun): A small ball of glass that is used in various games.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.

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Some articles on marble:

Ruin Marble
... Ruin marble is a kind of limestone or marble that contains light and dark patterns, giving the impression of a ruined cityscape ...
Prudence Building - Design
... 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 ...
Marble, Minnesota - Demographics - 2000 Census
... 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 ...
Pierre Alexandre Schoenewerk - Selected Works
... 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 ...
Marble Drop - Puzzle Pieces
... 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 ...

More definitions of "marble":

  • (verb): Paint or stain like marble.
    Example: "Marble paper"
  • (noun): A sculpture carved from marble.
  • (noun): A hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material.

Famous quotes containing the word marble:

    Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man’s features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In marble halls as white as milk,
    Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
    Within a fountain crystal-clear,
    A golden apple doth appear.
    No doors there are to this stronghold,
    Yet thieves break in and steal the gold.
    Mother Goose (fl. 17th–18th century. In marble walls as white as milk (Riddle: An Egg)

    My eye-balls are glass,
    my limbs marble,
    my face fixed
    in its marble mask.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)