Forest-marble

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Forest-marble a fissile limestone belonging to the middle division of the Jurassic System, so called because the typical beds are found in Wychwood Forest, Oxfordshire
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forest (Fr. forêt)—Low L. forestis (silva), the outside wood, as opposed to the parcus (park) or walled-in wood—L. foris, out of doors.

Usage

In literature:

A chain of mountains of white marble intersected it, covered with forests of oak, though in parts precipitous and bare.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
And the roof is crowned with a forest of minarets and three white marble domes.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
The Forest Marble is seen about Thornton as a thin bed of clay with an oyster-bearing limestone at the base.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Down below I saw a marble palace, surrounded by a thick forest.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
Versailles is a medley of verdure, a hierarchy of bronze and a forest of marble.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
One of the most popular of recent stories of the Black Forest is the "Marble Heart; or, the Stone-cold Heart," by Hauff.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
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In news:

It looks as simple as tossing a glass marble up into the sunlight, then watching that sphere become a canvas of hypnotic, undulating bursts of magentas, forest greens and regal purples.
How the practice of selective logging in coastal old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest often removes the trees that Marbled Murrelets are most likely to choose as nest locations.
Three conservation groups plan to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, saying logging on three state forests is killing or displacing protected marbled murrelets.
The first marble quarry in Danby, Vermont, was an open pit-now rubble wreathed in New England forest.
Lastra hand-carved marble vanity in Siena Silver-Grey with alderwood accents by Stone Forest.
Laura Marble/The Explorer The sphinx moth caterpillar is one of many animals at home in an ironwood forest habitat.
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