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Definition of Ivory

Ivory

  1. The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.
  2. The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.
  3. Any carving executed in ivory.
  4. Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.

Ivory Quotations

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Illegal killings of elephants are being linked to organized crime and the funding of armed militia groups. Many consumers in Asia do not realize that by buying ivory, they are playing a role in the illegal wildlife trade and its serious consequences.
Li Bingbing

The more traditional bride still prefers white or ivory, but the young girls... seem to like the idea of using colors.
Reem Acra

I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward.
Billie Joe Armstrong

If the only people we seek to impress are within our own ivory towers of artistic excellence or our hallowed institutions, we will find the audience is gone in 20 to 30 years. I find as I keep a broader audience in mind, I choose to sing and say more things I actually want to share and fewer things just for the sake of impressing others.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
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Ivory Translations

ivory in Afrikaans is ivoor
ivory in Dutch is ivoren, ivoorkleurig
ivory in French is ivoire
ivory in German is Elfenbein
ivory in Italian is avorio
ivory in Norwegian is elfenben
ivory in Portuguese is marfim
ivory in Spanish is marfil
ivory in Swedish is elfenben
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