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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

My price is five dollars for a miniature on ivory, and I have engaged three or four at that price. My price for profiles is one dollar, and everybody is willing to engage me at that price.
Samuel Morse

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

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

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

Anything that promotes a kernel of science, even though it's exaggerated and hyped by Hollywood, I think is a step forward. We in the ivory tower ultimately have to realize that in some sense we have to sing for our supper.
Michio Kaku
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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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