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date: 18 October 2019

marble 

Source:
A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Author(s):

James Stevens Curl,

Susan Wilson

Crystalline or granular *limestone, capable of taking a polish: it varies greatly in colour, and may be veined, depending on its constituent elements. Widely employed in Antiquity, the white varieties (e.g. Carrara) were used for sculpture. It deteriorates rapidly in polluted acidic atmospheres, as may be seen in ... ...

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