- n a children's game played with little balls made of a hard substance (as glass)
- n the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception
he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind
- n a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
- n a small ball of glass that is used in various games
- n a sculpture carved from marble
- v paint or stain like marble
- Defenders set up small piles of marbles that attackers would shoot at from behind a line a few feet away.
- The marbles for which England is most famed are the Elgin marbles, a collection of Greek sculptures which Lord Elgin plucked from the Parthenon at Athens in the early 19th .
- They're a concoction of either tea or juice combined with milk, fruit syrup, ice and--the surprise--small marbles of tapioca.
- Sean Casey in ESPN
You wish we would've swung the bats like this in the World Series,said Detroit's Sean Casey, who was one of the Tigers' few offensive standouts during the 4-1 series loss last fall. "You wish it was for all the marbles. They're a different...
- Larry Blakeney in International Herald Tribune
Here we are, with a chance to play the best team in our league for all the marbles. That was our goal from the very start, to have a chance to play for a championship and a bowl,Troy coach Larry Blakeney said. "It is a championship game....
- Philip Rivers in San Jose Mercury News
To me, it's not the biggest news of the day,Rivers said. "Had this game been for all the marbles, I'd have probably still been going."