Definition of Oriental alabaster

1. Noun. A hard compact kind of calcite.

Exact synonyms: Alabaster, Mexican Onyx, Onyx Marble
Generic synonyms: Calcite

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Literary usage of Oriental alabaster

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"This substance, the "- alabaster " of scripture, is often termed oriental alabaster, since the early examples came from the East. ..."

2. Engraved Gems: Their History and Place in Art, in which is Embodied the by Maxwell Sommerville (1889)
"oriental alabaster—Trajan giving a King to the Parthians. ... oriental alabaster—Trajan Bestowing the Conciario—the distribution of grain to the people. ..."

3. A Glossary of Mineralogy by Henry William Bristow (1861)
"True Alabaster is a sulphate of lime, but oriental alabaster is a ... Oriental Alabaster is generally clouded and zoned in a concentric manner; ..."

4. Modern Egypt and Thebes: Being a Description of Egypt; Including the by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, Gardner Wilkinson (1843)
"THE DESERTS EAST OF THE NILE. Arab Tribes — Monasteries of St. Antony and St. Paid. — oriental alabaster. — Rocks.—Porj>hyry Quarries and Ruins. ..."

5. Handbook of Archæology: Egyptian--Greek--Etruscan--Roman by Hodder Michael Westropp (1867)
"The murra and the onyx (oriental alabaster), however, bear a resemblance to one another, as they are striped, and exhibit zones and bands of various strata. ..."

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