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Agate vs. Marble

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Agatenoun

A semi-pellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen, with colors delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.

Marblenoun

A rock of crystalline limestone.

Agatenoun

The size of type between pearl and nonpareil, standardized as 5½-point.

Marblenoun

A small spherical ball of rock, glass, ceramic or metal used in games and races.

Agatenoun

One fourteenth of an inch

Marblenoun

An artwork made from marble.

‘The Elgin Marbles were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon.’;

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Agatenoun

A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.

Marbleverb

(transitive) To cause (something to have) the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example by mixing viscous ingredients incompletely, or by applying paint or other colorants unevenly.

Agatenoun

(countable) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.;—so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.

Marbleverb

(intransitive) To get or have the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example due to the incomplete mixing of viscous ingredients, or the uneven application of paint or other colorants.

Agatenoun

(countable) A marble made from agate.

Marbleverb

(transitive) To cause meat, usually beef, pork, or lamb, to be interlaced with fat so that its appearance resembles that of marble.

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Agatenoun

A testicle.

Marbleverb

To become interlaced with fat; (of fat) to interlace through meat.

Agateadverb

(obsolete) On the way; agoing.

‘to be agate; to set the bells agate’;

Marbleverb

To lace or be laced throughout.

Agateadverb

On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.

Marbleadjective

Made of, or resembling, marble.

‘a marble mantel’; ‘marble paper’;

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Agatenoun

A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.

Marbleadjective

(figurative) Cold; hard; unfeeling.

‘a marble heart’;

Agatenoun

A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.

Marblenoun

A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.

Agatenoun

A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.

Marblenoun

A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.

Agatenoun

A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; - so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.

Marblenoun

A little ball of glass, marble, porcelain, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.

Agatenoun

an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles

Marbleadjective

Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.

Agate

Agate () is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, consisting of a wide variety of colors. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks.

Marbleadjective

Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.

Marbleverb

To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.

Marblenoun

a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material

Marblenoun

a small ball of glass that is used in various games

Marblenoun

a sculpture carved from marble

Marbleverb

paint or stain like marble;

‘marble paper’;

Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions.

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