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marble

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
marble

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Marble goes back to Greek marmaros ‘shining stone’, a limestone used for building and sculpture. The small balls of

Reference Entry.  89 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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