Examples of ivory in a Sentence
a carved piece of ivory
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For the occasion, the Queen wore an ivory white bouclé dress embellished with Swarovski crystals, designed by Angela Kelly.
The previous china was in the Jefferson pattern by Pickard, a stock item of ivory with gilded trim that was personalized for Texas with the addition of the state seal.
The seats, dash, and doors are covered in ivory leather, and the stitch pattern on the seats and seatbacks suggests open water.
His photographs take us up close and personal with the most endangered species on the planet: primates coping with the loss of habitat, elephants that are still being hunted for their ivory, polar bears clinging to melting icebergs.
Slip this ivory-on-black one, in crisp cotton poplin, over an easy pair of black pants.
First, the skull was removed from the grave and left to sit outside for a few weeks until all signs of decay were gone and the bones was bleached a delicate ivory by the sun.
In the myth of Pygmalion (as told by Ovid), a sculptor carves a woman out of ivory and then falls in love with the beautiful statue.
Changes in strontium isotope concentrations in the ivory will provide clues about where this mammoth lived from year to year.
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The History of ivory
A hard white substance that is a variety of dentin, ivory makes up the tusks of such animals as elephants, walruses, and preserved mammoths. It is prized for its beauty, durability, and suitability for carving. In ancient times it was treasured as highly as gold and precious stones. Most ivory used commercially once came from Africa, but this trade declined in the 20th century as the populations of African elephants shrank, and increasing worldwide concern about endangered elephant populations led to bans on the export and import of ivory. The once-thriving markets of Europe have shifted to southeast Asia, where skilled artisans, often trading illegally, carve ivory into figurines and other objects.
Origin and Etymology of ivory
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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