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a luh ba ster

  • n  a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
  • n  a hard compact kind of calcite
  • n  a very light white
  • a  of or resembling alabaster
    alabaster statue

  • Professor Weeks narrates: Thousands of fragments of jewelry, furniture and granite and alabaster sarcophagi are strewn on the tomb's floor.
  • Through the years things changed--both towns now sport enough alabaster shirts to have a lot of ring around the collar in the summertime--but the deep and abiding rivalry over high .
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Alabaster Reporter
  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Alabaster Reporter
  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Alabaster Reporter

  • Karen Blixen in FOX News
    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."
  • Rick Owens in New York Times (blog)
    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."
  • Charlotte Brontë in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    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...

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