alabaster stone


alabaster stone
алебастровый камень

English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • Alabaster — is a name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals: gypsum (a hydrous sulfate of calcium) and calcite (a carbonate of calcium). The former is the alabaster of the present day; the latter is generally the alabaster of the ancients. The two… …   Wikipedia

  • Alabaster — Al a*bas ter, n. [L. alabaster, Gr. ala bastros, said to be derived fr. Alabastron, the name of a town in Egypt, near which it was common: cf. OF. alabastre, F. alb[^a]tre.] 1. (Min.) (a) A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alabaster — al|a|bas|ter1 [ˈæləba:stə US bæstər] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: alabastre, from Latin alabaster container made of alabaster , from Greek alabastros] a white stone, used for making ↑statues or other objects for decoration… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alabaster — [[t]æ̱ləbɑːstə(r), bæs [/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu N n Alabaster is a white stone that is used for making statues, vases, and ornaments. ...four carved alabaster figures of maidens. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you say that someone has alabaster skin, you… …   English dictionary

  • alabaster — al|a|bas|ter1 [ ælə,bæstər ] noun uncount white stone used for making STATUES and other objects used for decoration alabaster al|a|bas|ter 2 [ ælə,bæstər ] adjective 1. ) LITERARY very white and smooth 2. ) made of alabaster …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • alabaster —    Powdered alabaster was formerly believed to have medicinal value when made up into an ointment, and was reputedly particularly good for bad legs. It was common for people to chip pieces off church statues for the purpose, with the implication… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Stone quarries of ancient Egypt — The Stone quarries of ancient Egypt (now archaeological sites) once produced quality stone for the construction of decorative monuments such as sculptures and obelisks. Some of these sites are well identified and the chemical composition of their …   Wikipedia

  • Stone, Nicholas — ▪ English sculptor born 1586, Woodbury, Devon, Eng. died Aug. 24, 1647, Winchester, Hampshire?       the most important English mason sculptor of the early 17th century.       He studied under Hendrick de Keyser in Amsterdam (1606–13) and was the …   Universalium

  • Stone —    Egypt is rich in a variety of stones used for both construction and art. Stone was first used for construction in Early Dynastic tombsat Saqqaraand Abydos. The first fully stone building was the step pyramid of Djoser allegedly designed by… …   Ancient Egypt

  • alabaster — noun (U) a white stone, used for making statues or decorative objects: an alabaster vase …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • alabaster — I UK [ˈæləˌbɑːstə(r)] / US [ˈæləˌbæstər] noun [uncountable] white stone used for making statues and other objects used for decoration II UK [ˈæləˌbɑːstə(r)] / US [ˈæləˌbæstər] adjective 1) made of alabaster 2) literary very white and smooth …   English dictionary


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