diorite diorite  /ˈdaɪ ə ˌraɪt/


  • (n) a granular crystalline intrusive rock


  1. Prices set by the sculptors ranged from $125 for a baby bear by Muriel Kelsey to $24,000 for Spring Stirring, a compact carving in black diorite by California's Donal Hord.
  2. Up two long flights of steps carved by sweating natives in the clay walls of the pit were carried 770 vessels of alabaster, gypsum, limestone, diorite.

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  • "The most impressive and beautiful item is a diorite bust of an unidentified person with long hair, which some believe (could be) the Nile god, Hapy," Zahi Hawass, head of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, said in a statement.
    on Jan 19, 2004 By: Zahi Hawass Source: CTV.ca

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