Marble

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.

Read more about Marble:  Etymology, Physical Origins, Types, Production, Artificial Marble, Cultural Associations

Famous quotes containing the word marble:

    Interred beneath this marble stone
    Lie Saunt’ring Jack and Idle Joan.
    Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    I can’t 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 (1886–1961)