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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

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

Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.
Gerard De Nerval

America's liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou.
Ben Shapiro

I don't ascribe to the idea of the ivory tower composer who sits alone in a room composing his masterpieces and then comes down from Mount Sinai with the tablets. It doesn't work like that. The job of a composer is putting something down on a piece of paper that will inspire the person who's playing.
John Zorn

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