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alabaster

General Crossword Questions for “alabaster”

  • Gypsum and basalt are pulverised
  • White translucent form of gypsum used for statues, vases etc
  • Gypsum and basalt are different
  • Steal Arab's unusual stone
  • A party bloomer - providing mineral!
  • Mineral tar as medium of exchange
  • Mineral in flower after a party
  • A "red" flower becomes white and smooth
  • Gypsum for a workshop flower
  • Material mined from blast area
  • Material taken from a party by Daisy
  • White stone produced by a research area bloomer
  • A place to experiment with a flower used for ornamental purposes
  • Make a change when a qualification's set in stone
  • Altar base (anagr.)

Encyclopedia

  • Alabaster is a name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals, when used as a material: gypsum (a hydrous sulfate of calcium) and calcite (a carbonate of calcium). The former is the alabaster of the present day; generally, the latter is the alabaster of the ancients. — “Alabaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Alabaster is a city and southern suburb of Birmingham in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 22,619. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 27,517. Alabaster is still. — “Alabaster, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Alabaster Township, Michigan. — Township. — Alabaster Township, Michigan. Location within the state of Michigan Alabaster Township is a civil township of Iosco County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 503. — “Alabaster Township, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The nervous excitement of which we speak pursued Valentine even in her sleep, or rather in that state of somnolence which succeeded her waking hours; it was then, in the silence of night, in the dim light shed from the alabaster lamp on the chimney-piece, that she saw the shadows pass and repass which hover over the bed of sickness, and fan the fever with their trembling wings. — “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas
  • The landlord and landlady of the house led the worthy Major into the Sedleys' room (whereof he remembered every single article of furniture, from the old brass ornamented piano, once a natty little instrument, Stothard maker, to the screens and the alabaster miniature tombstone, in the midst of which ticked Mr. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • All his alabaster lilypots. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • And for to do his rite and sacrifice He eastward hath upon the gate above, In worship of Venus, goddess of love, *Done make* an altar and an oratory; *caused to be made* And westward, in the mind and in memory Of Mars, he maked hath right such another, That coste largely of gold a fother*. *a great amount And northward, in a turret on the wall, Of alabaster white and red coral An oratory riche for to see, In worship of Diane of chastity, Hath Theseus done work in noble wise. — “Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Here was whiteness which no lilies, ivory, nor alabaster could match. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • "It was a fairy, and come from Elf-land, it said; and its errand was to make me happy: I must go with it out of the common world to a lonely place–such as the moon, for instance–and it nodded its head towards her horn, rising over Hay-hill: it told me of the alabaster cave and silver vale where we might live. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

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