Marble

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An irregularly shaped rock, milky-white in color. The rock glistens or sparkles frae the owerheid lichts.
A block o marble.

Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock componed o recrystallized carbonate minerals, maist commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists uise the term "marble" tae refer tae metamorphosed limestane; however, stonemasons uise the term mair broadly tae encompass unmetamorphosed limestone.[1] Marble is commonly uised for sculptur an as a biggin material.

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  1. Kearey, Philip (2001). Dictionary of Geology, Penguin Group, London and New York, p. 163. ISBN 978-0-14-051494-0