Definition of Parian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Ægean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble; as, Parian marble.

2. n. A native or inhabitant of Paros.

Definition of Parian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Paros. ¹

2. Noun. A ceramic ware, a kind of bisque porcelain, supposed to resemble the fine-textured white marble of Paros. ¹

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Definition of Parian

1. a hard, white porcelain [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parian

parhelic circle
parhelic ring
pari-mutuel machine
pariah dog
parian (current term)
paries anterior gastris
paries caroticus cavi tympani
paries externus ductus cochlearis
paries inferior orbitae
paries jugularis cavi tympani
paries labyrinthicus cavi tympani

Literary usage of Parian

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1. A Handbook of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1872)
"parian was first prepared by Copeland, in 1848, although the idea was not new, ... The composition of parian is very variable ; some on being tested yield ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1857)
"parian WARE. Where two trees only are planted together, ... parian WARE. A BEAUTIFUL flower-stand in parian ware, is one of the many forms into which this ..."

3. Archaeologia: Or, Miscellaneous Tracts, Relating to Antiquity.. by Society of Antiquaries of London (1789)
"... in Vindication of the Authenticity of the parian Chronicle. ... apply to the parian CHRONICLE, or that it mould come under any of the [a] Rev. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1791)
"... of the Authenticity cf the parian Chronicle, ... thirty-four pages of Mr. Hewlett's Vindication are taken up with the parian Chronicle ..."

5. The Manual of Practical Potting by Charles Fergus Binns (1901)
"parian is theoretically an imitation of marble, and is composed ... English flint glass will be found to give the best results. i parian FRITT. ..."

6. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1823)
"... Cause of the prevalence of parian Marble in Grecian Sculpture—Marvellous skill of the Antients in working the Quarries—Bas-relief-—Explanation of the ..."

7. The Theory of Strains in Girders and Similar Structures: With Observations by Bindon Blood Stoney (1873)
"Tensile strength of Keene's, parian, and Medina cements.—The following tables contain the results of Mr. Grant's experiments on the tensile strength of ..."

8. A Handbook of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1872)
"parian and Carrara. parian is an unglazed statue-porcelain, ... parian was first prepared by ('oj.el.-mil, in 1848, although the idea was not new, ..."

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