• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Travertin a porous deposit from springs or rivers which in flowing through limestone rocks have become charged with calcium carbonate
    • n Travertin trav′er-tin the Italian name for limestone formed by springs holding lime in solution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. travertino—L. tiburtinus (lapis), stone of Tibur.


In literature:

From the same spoils came, too, the vast fragments of travertine which made the walls of the outer court.
"Rienzi" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Travertin with leaves of trees, Van Diemen's Land.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
The Colosseum was of travertine, a cheap white limestone, and faced with marble.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
For the most part this is mere travertine, but in some places they get good lime from the beds for building.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The pavement of the square, on which you may still walk, was of travertine.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier
It is travertine, of a rich, dark, warm color, deepened and mellowed by time.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7" by Various
It is built of golden travertine; some details in brown sandstone.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
It is built of golden travertine; some details in brown sandstone.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
There were many fragments still imbedded in the matrix, which was travertine rather than stalagmite.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
The whole is built of a limestone, very similar to the travertine; only it is now much fretted.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII" by Various
It is a circular structure of blocks of travertine 160 ft. high and 180 ft. in diameter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
They are built of blocks of red tufa, with facing of travertine.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
It was built with enormous blocks of travertine, and ornamented beautifully yet simply.
"The Martyr of the Catacombs" by Anonymous
It is built of golden travertine; some details in brown sandstone.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
The lower story was built of rough-faced blocks of travertine stone, above which the masonry was smooth.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Travertin, how deposited, 34.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Travertine was adopted towards the first century B.C.
"Rome" by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
The Sistine Bridge was founded upon huge blocks of travertine brought directly from the ruins of the Colosseum.
"The Makers of Modern Rome" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Similar terraces of travertine are found to a height of fourteen hundred feet up the valley side.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
The central pavement now laid bare is of travertine flags, while the roads are marked by basaltic blocks.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn

In news:

From concrete to travertine and the lovely materials in between, one of these bathroom countertops are sure to inspire a bathroom remodel.
Urine stains on calcium-based floors — such as terrazzo, travertine marble, and concrete — permeate into the pores and, after a while, will also create permanent blemishes.
Alterna Reserve luxury vinyl tiles capture the colors and textures of travertine stone, quartz, and slate while offering a softer feel underfoot.
Marazzi unveils travertine -look ceramic tile.
Arizona Tile Nu Travertine .
Travertine is a sedimentary limestone formed by chemical precipitation of calcium salts in watersheds.
The living space is floored in travertine tile and features a stone fireplace and heavy wood beamed ceiling.
A combination of onyx and travertine transformed a contemporary master bath into a Zen-like spa in a private residence in Excelsior, MN.
Lord & Taylor's flagship Manhattan store is a place where image and tradition are juxtaposed with the high-tech and cutting edge, where digital signage finds a comfortable home between the chandeliers and travertine floors.
With a significantly lower life cycle cost than natural travertine, PROVINCE 's surface is simple to clean and requires no special maintenance procedures.
However, it is actually a blend made from crushed travertine, limestone, or marble, which allows nearly identical replicas of timeless French designs to be made without disturbing diminishing rock quarries .
Retail store's heritage reflected with travertine.
Retail store 's heritage reflected with travertine.
For a recent upscale residential project, we did a travertine edge detail that was laminated upside down, cove smoothed to bullnose, seamed and surfaced polished.
The travertine used was from Mexico, while granite was the Golden Ray.