Examples of ivory in a Sentence
a carved piece of ivory
Recent Examples of ivory from the Web
Duncan Babcock provided the musical entertainment, tickling the ivories of his boogie-woogie piano.
On July 5, 2015, Kate wore this ivory Alexander McQueen coat dress to Princess Charlotte's christening.
Leslie wore a gorgeous vintage-style ivory lace dress — the designer of which is still unknown — with a full hem, long sleeves, and a thin belt at the waist.
Instead, on Saturday Beecher will celebrate his 25th anniversary at the upscale French restaurant, having tickled the ivories in its piano bar for nearly 4,000 nights over the years.
Various shops, like the Katie Sevigny Studio or the Alaska Ivory Exchange, sell Alaska memorabilia and crafts, like ivory carvings, pottery and vibrant paintings by Alaska artists.
Trousdale ivory/red rug, $1,119, ED Ellen DeGeneres for Loloi.
Basilius readily expanded the Amerbach collection, tracking down ivory carvings, additional Holbein paintings and drawings, and nearly 4,000 coins and exonumia.
Her dressing room is paved with real ivory tiles, a platform of poached trophies.
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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.
IVORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ivory for English Language Learners
: a hard white substance that forms the tusks of elephants and other animals
: a slightly yellowish white color
: a piano key
IVORY Defined for Kids
medical Definition of ivory
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