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 for marble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marble \Mar"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marbled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Marbling.] [Cf. F. marbrer. See Marble, n.]
     To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to
     marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marble \Mar"ble\ (m[aum]r"b'l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F.
     marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to
     sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]
     1. 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.
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     Breccia marble consists of limestone fragments cemented
     Ruin marble, when polished, shows forms resembling ruins,
        due to disseminated iron oxide.
     Shell marble contains fossil shells.
     Statuary marble is a pure, white, fine-grained kind,
        including Parian (from Paros) and Carrara marble. If
        coarsely granular it is called saccharoidal.
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     2. 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.
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     3. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Marble is also much used in self-explaining compounds;
           when used figuratively in compounds it commonly means,
           hard, cold, destitute of compassion or feeling; as,
           marble-breasted, marble-faced, marble-hearted.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marble \Mar"ble\, a.
     1. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel;
        marble paper.
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     2. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high
           polish; used for sculpture and as building material
      2: a small ball of glass that is used in various games
      3: a sculpture carved from marble
      v 1: paint or stain like marble; "marble paper"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  210 Moby Thesaurus words for "marble":
     Dalmatian, adamant, agate, alabaster, antigorite, argent,
     argentine, ball, band, bar, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble,
     bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, billiard table, blocks, blotch, bone,
     bony, bowling alley, bowling green, brick, bronze, butterfly,
     candy cane, canescent, cast, cement, cemental, chalky, chameleon,
     check, checker, checkerboard, cheetah, chessboard, chrysotile,
     club, cockhorse, concrete, confetti, corneous, crazy quilt,
     cretaceous, cricket bat, cue, dapple, dense, diamond, diamondlike,
     doll, doll carriage, dot, dure, firedog, flake, flat, fleck,
     fleecy-white, flint, flintlike, flinty, freckle, frosted, frosty,
     gewgaw, gimcrack, glass, golf club, granite, granitelike, granitic,
     grizzled, grizzly, hard, hard as nails, hardhearted, harlequin,
     heart of oak, hoar, hoary, hobbyhorse, horny, ice, iris, iron,
     iron-hard, ironlike, ivory, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones,
     jackstraws, jaguar, kickshaw, knickknack, lactescent, lapideous,
     leopard, level, lily-white, lithoid, lithoidal, mackerel,
     mackerel sky, maculate, mahogany, marbled paper, marbleize,
     marblelike, marionette, marmoreal, mig, milky, mobile, moire,
     mother-of-pearl, motley, mottle, nacre, nails, niveous, oak,
     obdurate, ocelot, opal, ophite, osseous, paper doll,
     patchwork quilt, peacock, pepper, pick-up sticks, pinwheel, plane,
     platinum, plaything, polychrome, polychromize, puppet, pure white,
     racket, rag doll, rainbow, resistant, resistive, rock,
     rocking horse, rocklike, rocky, satin, sculpture, serpentine,
     serpentine marble, shot silk, silk, silver, silvered, silvery,
     slide, smooth, snow-white, snowy, solid, spangle, speck, speckle,
     spectrum, splotch, sport, spot, sprinkle, stabile, statue, steel,
     steelie, steellike, steely, stigmatize, stipple, stone, stonelike,
     stony, streak, striate, stripe, stud, swan-white, tattoo, taw,
     teetotum, tennis court, terra cotta, tessellate, top,
     tortoise shell, tough, toy, toy soldier, trinket, variegate, vein,
     velvet, whim-wham, white, white as snow, zebra

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     as a mineral, consists of carbonate of lime, its texture varying
     from the highly crystalline to the compact. In Esther 1:6 there
     are four Hebrew words which are rendered marble:, (1.) Shesh,
     "pillars of marble." But this word probably designates dark-blue
     limestone rather than marble. (2.) Dar, some regard as Parian
     marble. It is here rendered "white marble." But nothing is
     certainly known of it. (3.) Bahat, "red marble," probably the
     verd-antique or half-porphyry of Egypt. (4.) Sohareth, "black
     marble," probably some spotted variety of marble. "The marble
     pillars and tesserae of various colours of the palace at Susa
     came doubtless from Persia itself, where marble of various
     colours is found, especially in the province of Hamadan
     Susiana." The marble of Solomon's architectural works may have
     been limestone from near Jerusalem, or from Lebanon, or possibly
     white marble from Arabia. Herod employed Parian marble in the
     temple, and marble columns still exist in great abundance at

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Marble, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
     Population (2000):    105
     Housing Units (2000): 74
     Land area (2000):     0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            48555
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             39.072274 N, 107.189516 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     81623
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Marble, CO

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Marble, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    695
     Housing Units (2000): 308
     Land area (2000):     4.309250 sq. miles (11.160906 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.098800 sq. miles (0.255891 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.408050 sq. miles (11.416797 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            40418
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             47.319370 N, 93.296029 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Marble, MN

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