alabaster alabaster  /ˈæ lə ˌbæ stər/


  1. (n) a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
  2. (n) a hard compact kind of calcite
  3. (n) a very light white
  4. (adj) of or resembling alabaster


  1. Professor Weeks narrates: Thousands of fragments of jewelry, furniture and granite and alabaster sarcophagi are strewn on the tomb's floor.
  2. Permanence, at least in alabaster, is not man's lot; as time passed, his statue was broken in half and thrown into a pit near the temple.
  3. Above, on the alabaster casket shone much gold a dado, four seals and hasps.


  1. Alabaster looking to waterproof fire station roofs

    The Alabaster City Council is looking to prevent a repeat of an unpleasant surprise discovered earlier this year at one of the city’s fire stations.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Alabaster Reporter

  2. Alabaster seeing rise in annexation requests

    Alabaster officials have received several requests for annexation into the city since the future school attendance policy was released by the Alabaster Board of Education in late May.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Alabaster Reporter

  3. Alabaster changes door-to-door solicitation law

    All Alabaster door-to-door solicitors, whether nonprofit or for-profit, will now have to obtain a permit from the city after the City Council voted to change the solicitation law during a June 17 meeting.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Alabaster Reporter

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  1. In her classic 1938 memoir, "Out of Africa," Karen Blixen told of a vast flamingo flock alarmed by duck hunters: "At the first shot they rise in a cloud, like dust from a beaten carpet; they are the color of pink alabaster."
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Karen Blixen Source: FOX News

  2. "I think I was inspired by the space," Owens said of Rohatyn's Upper Eastside gallery, which is in her townhouse. "It seemed like the perfect place for alabaster."
    on May 5, 2010 By: Rick Owens Source: New York Times (blog)

  3. "She was tall and slender," writes Charlotte in her best bodice-ripper prose, "with pale gold hair and a face so pure of line and complexion that it seemed modeled from rosy alabaster by a great artist. Dark lashes shaded eyes of deep, clear...
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Charlotte Brontë Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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