English version

marble

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmarblemar‧ble /ˈmɑːbəl $ ˈmɑːr-/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]HEGTB a type of hard rock that becomes smooth when it is polished, and is used for making buildings, statues etc The columns were of white marble. a marble statue2 [countable]DGO a small coloured glass ball that children roll along the ground as part of a game3 marbles4 lose your marbles5 [countable]AVS a statue or sculpture made of marble
Examples from the Corpus
marbleThe word kept rolling around in his mind like a marble.I remember picking up a rock about the size of a marble, and I hit him on the temple.A fire leaped in the hearth under a marble mantelpiece identical to the one in her own flat.Would it be possible to start with a full container of water and add marbles and sand?While I was there, a pair of huge marble hands designed by Larry Kirkland were being carved into life.If I make an omelette of your eggs or a statue out of your block of marble, that is conversion.Drop a couple of marbles into the cup and watch the water spill over.As she walked beside Archer with her long swinging gait her face wore the vacant serenity of a young marble athlete.
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