Examples of ivory in a Sentence
a carved piece of ivory
Recent Examples of ivory from the Web
Since your piano is in good condition with ivory keys, a matching bench helps with value.
In an announcement detailing his decision to not seek re-election, Royce cited the tax cut bill passed in December and the crackdown on the global ivory trade as some of his accomplishments.
Someone stole tens of thousands of dollars' worth of ivory and Alaska Native art from Duane's Antique Market in Anchorage early Saturday morning, a clerk at the store said.
While trade in ivory is legal within Zimbabwe, exports are banned.
Elephant poaching is at crisis levels, driven by the ivory trade.
Peter and Linda Adams said Harter advised them to upgrade the scroll’s mounting, which uses plastic weights at each end instead of ivory, for example, and to consider keeping it in the family to pass down as an heirloom.
China's domestic ivory trade will be phased out by the end of 2017, according to a new government order.
But the sale of antique ivory acquired before the 1970s had remained legal here.
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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
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
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