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Monday, March 25, 2013

marmoreal

\mahr-MAWR-ee-uhl, -MOHR-\ , adjective;
1.
of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.
Quotes:
Under the white banner of Andrew there was Renaul, and true love, and the ancient Greeks, with their lofty rhetoric and marmoreal beauty…
-- Daniel Mendelsohn, "The American Boy," The New Yorker, Jan. 7, 2013
Then she sank back into her immobility and marmoreal silence.
-- Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831
Origin:
First appearing in English in the late 1700s, marmoreal comes from the Latin term marmoreus, which literally means "of marble."
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