ebur

e·bur

(ē'bŭr),
A tissue resembling ivory in outward appearance or structure.
[L. ivory]

e·bur

(ē'bŭr)
Tissue resembling ivory in outward appearance or structure.
[L. ivory]
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ramosis Anio qua pomifer incubat arvis, et numquam Herculeo numine pallet ebur, hic carmen media dignum me scribe columna, sed breve, quod currens vector ab urbe legat: HIC TIBURTINA IACET AUREA CYNTHIA TERRA: ACCESSIT RIPAE LAUS, ANIENE, TUAE.
Tu thronus es Salomonis, Cui nullus par in thronis 35 Arte vel materia; Ebur candens castitatis.
Uttoxeter 12.05 Bewery Man, 2.15 Ballabriggs, 3.25 Ebur Mac.
'Vale, mi ebenum Medulliae, ebur ex Etruria, lasar Arretinum, adamas Supernas, Tiberinum margaritum, Cilniorum smaragde, iaspi Iguvinuorum, berulle Porsennae, carbunculum Hadriae, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] moecharum.' (Macrob.
/ Si quis ebur vel mista rubent ubi lilia multa / Alba rosa: tales virgo dat ore colores" [Virgil, Aen.
Not only did Pygmalion carve his maiden of surpassing beauty out of snowy ivory ("niveum mira feliciter arte / sculpsit ebur formamque dedit" [X, 247-48]), but the very name Galateia in Greek signifies "milk-white" (from gala, "milk").
interea niveum mira feliciter arte sculpsit ebur formamque dedit, qua femina nasci nulla potest, operisque sui concepit amorem.