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Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A technique for producing colourful decorated papers by floating pigments on the surface of a viscous liquid and laying paper on that surface. The floating inks can be stirred, spotted ...

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Marble

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.

Southern French (Marblé): probably from a form of the adjective marbré ‘(of) marble’ (from marbre ‘marble’), hence an

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Marble

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 74 words.

GB frequency 1881: 4

1 English: nickname from Middle English marbel ‘marble’ (Old French marble, marbre),

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marbly

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 207 words.

biyearly, really, yearly • Beardsley • lawyerly • immediately • hourly • cowardly • surely • marbly •

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 206 words.

biyearly, really, yearly • Beardsley • lawyerly • immediately • hourly • cowardly • surely • marbly •

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marble

Edited by GORDON CAMPBELL.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 87 words.

In Renaissance Italy the marble preferred by sculptors was the pure white Carrara marble which had been quarried since antiquity

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marbling

Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 33 words.

A painted effect, in imitation of *marble, on wooden surfaces such as skirting boards or *plinths.

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marble

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 31 words.

XII (marbelston). ME. marbel, marbre — OF. marble, by dissim. from (O)F. marbre :- L. marmor

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marbling

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 39 words.

Process, practice, craft, or finish by which, using paint, a marble finish is suggested. An expert painter and decorator can

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marble

Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 89 words.

Much used for sculpture, marble is a metamorphic rock, that is one that has been subjected to great heat and

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marble

in The Oxford Companion to Architecture

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 515 words.

Geologically speaking, marble is a limestone composed of calcite and or dolomite, which has completely recrystallized under heat or pressure.

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