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Proving to be an expert counterpart to the decidedly wearable collection—particularly amidst the looks accessorized with optic white tights and ankle boots—were the sweeps of alabaster pigment across the eyes.
Ripped apart like thick alabaster pages and bleeding like ink from a quill.
There’s a row of Victorian terraced houses on a side street in London’s Belgravia district, each projecting a dowdy respectability with its stone front steps leading to a pair of alabaster pillars and then a glossy black door.
Alabaster police on Monday announced charges against Kevin Bray, 39, and Darryius Eugene Tompkins, 37, both of Birmingham.
The eclectic building combines Gothic arches, Indian alabaster panels, Moorish stucco work, and East Asian porcelain.
Mr. Castile, a school cafeteria manager, has the noble head of a Greek bronze, complete with a jawline beard and an eye whose flat whites the Greeks would have made from silver or alabaster inlay.
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Origin and Etymology of alabaster
Middle English alabastre, from Anglo-French albastre, from Latin alabaster vase of alabaster, from Greek alabastros
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ALABASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alabaster for English Language Learners
: a white stone that is used to make vases and decorations
ALABASTER Defined for Kids
Definition of alabaster for Students
: a smooth usually white stone used for carving
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