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Synonyms for alabaster

of a light color or complexion

Synonyms for alabaster

a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving

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a hard compact kind of calcite

a very light white

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of or resembling alabaster

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But I do not care to think of it now, at all, nor of its roomy shops filled to the ceiling with snowy marble and alabaster copies of all the celebrated sculptures in Europe-- copies so enchanting to the eye that I wonder how they can really be shaped like the dingy petrified nightmares they are the portraits of.
He had read many descriptions of love, and he felt in himself none of that uprush of emotion which novelists described; he was not carried off his feet in wave upon wave of passion; nor was Miss Wilkinson the ideal: he had often pictured to himself the great violet eyes and the alabaster skin of some lovely girl, and he had thought of himself burying his face in the rippling masses of her auburn hair.
That's the way with these people, ma'am; give 'em a apron full of coals to-day, and they'll come back for another, the day after to-morrow, as brazen as alabaster.
Early in the morning, at six o'clock, he went off to work on the river bank, where they used to pound alabaster and where there was a kiln for baking it in a shed.
laying her own beautiful, but less brilliant, hand in melancholy affection on the alabaster forehead of Alice, and parting the golden hair which clustered about her brows; "and yet her soul is pure and spotless as her skin
Established 15 years ago in Cairo, Luxor Alabaster Art is a family run store with a history starting from the 1940s in Luxor.
Items discovered during the dig include a complete Egyptian alabaster flask, painted with a garland of lotus flowers, a storage stirrup jar imported from Crete, an alabaster vase, a large grey-black stone jar, and an amphoroid Mycenaean crater decorated with birds.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 8, 2016-Revlon names Pamela Gill Alabaster to lead Global Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
In 2013, Alabaster City Schools separated from Shelby County Schools to become its own district with 6,000 students--including 9 percent who need special education services, 1,000 who speak English as a second language, and nearly 40 percent who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
The white Trackmobile will spend its first month in Theodore Alabama, before returning next month to Andress headquarters in Alabaster, Alabama.
Its editor, Heather Alabaster, said: "We're delighted with the new site "It gives us the flexibility to keep everyone better informed and topped up with new information over the year.
This historically important church is home to an 14th Century alabaster tomb chest belonging to Gronw Fychan and his wife Myfanwy, ancestors of the Tudor royal family.
This work of art history reports on the small-scale alabaster reliefs, statuettes, and altarpieces produced in Antwerp and Mechelen in Belgium between 1525 and 1650.
ENGLISH alabaster was once famed throughout Europe but is no longer mined, which makes the work of contemporary sculptor Vivien Whitaker Arbs - now being exhibited at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield - important both artistically and historically.
The friend said: "Charles wants his women to be porcelain white or have alabaster skin.