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alabaster in Geology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalabasteral‧a‧bas‧ter1 /ˈæləbɑːstə $ -bæstər/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 alabaster.jpg HEGa white stone, used for making statues or other objects for decoration
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alabasterGranite and alabaster were also imported with precious materials such as porphyry to give richness and lustre to interiors.The windows above glow because of their alabaster filling but make the interior darker than it would be with glass.My fingers are as white, alabaster white, as the hands of a corpse.Aye, sculpted in whitest alabaster to emphasize his purity.They had semi-circular arched heads and were generally filled with alabaster or marble sheets or, sometimes, glass.