Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.
Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone.
Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.
Famous quotes containing the word marble:
“Interred beneath this marble stone
Lie Sauntring Jack and Idle Joan.”
—Matthew Prior (16641721)
“I cant forget
How she stood at the top of that long marble stair
Amazed, and then with a sleepy pirouette
Went dancing slowly down to the fountain-quieted square;”
—Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)
“My eye-balls are glass,
my limbs marble,
my face fixed
in its marble mask.”
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)