• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parian A ceramic ware, resembling unglazed porcelain biscuit, of which are made statuettes, ornaments, etc.
    • Parian A native or inhabitant of Paros.
    • a Parian Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Ægean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble; as, Parian marble.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Parian Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Ægean Sea.
    • n Parian A fine variety of porcelain, or porcelain clay, of which statuettes, etc., are made: so named from the resemblance of work in it to white marble.
    • n Parian A native of Paros.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Parian pā′ri-an pertaining to or found in the island of Paros, in the Ægean Sea
    • n Parian an inhabitant of Paros: a fine porcelain for statuettes, resembling marble
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Parius,


In literature:

As it happened, the Parians were not the sort of people to submit easily to a piratical demand.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There is a district for the Sangleys, who form a Parian.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
But his favorite nook was among the ferns in the vase which a Parian dancing-girl carried.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag" by Louisa M. Alcott
There was erected, beside his tomb, a dog of Parian marble.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
The quarries where the ancient Parian marble was obtained were situated on this island, not very far from the town.
"Darius the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Fixes with eager gaze upon the sight As on a face in Parian marble wrought.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
It is said to have been supported by 1,453 columns and 2,906 pilasters, all hewn from the finest Parian marble.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
I loved the loveliness of thought, and treasured that more than Parian speech.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
A small Parian statuette from an upper room was placed upon the table.
"Psychic Phenomena" by Edward T. Bennett
Porcelain and Parian, by Messrs. Alcock.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various

In poetry:

Take up the sculptor's tool!
Recall the gods that die
To rule
In Parian o'er the sky.
"Art" by Alfred Noyes
Your essence, spiritual stuff,
Laughter, thought, effort, will,
Joy, suffering, all you feel, think, do,
Like Parian marble still
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
'T is Glycera, to boldness prone,
Whose radiant beauty fires me;
While fairer than the Parian stone
Her dazzling face inspires me.
"To Glycera" by Roswell Martin Field
That seem'd imprison'd in the Parian cell,
Seeking in vain release and utterance;
For evermore, with upward beaming glance,
Framing the words its lips could never tell.
"The Sculptor" by Walter Richard Cassels
It may be that the soul which fills all space,
And speaks up to us from each thing we see,
In words that are for ever mystery,
Within this Parian, too, hath resting-place."
"The Sculptor" by Walter Richard Cassels
'Tis not, that in my shed I lurk forlorn,
Nor see my roof on Parian columns rise;
That, on this breast, no mimic star is borne,
Revered, ah! more than those that light the skies.
"Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive for Repining at Her Dispensations" by William Shenstone

In news:

At this point in my life, I could no more change my allegiance to El Parian than I could my blind devotion to the Lakers.
( Levon Parian / Luna Playhouse ).