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What is Marbles?
Marbles definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
metamorphosed limestone, consisting chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, capable of taking a high polish, occurring in a wide range of colors and variegations and used in sculpture and architecture.
any variety of this stone: Carrara marble.
an object made of or carved from this stone, especially a sculpture: Renaissance marbles.
a piece of this stone: the fallen marbles of Roman ruins.
(not in technical use) any of various breccias or other stones that take a high polish and show a variegated pattern.
a marbled appearance or pattern; marbling: The woodwork had a greenish marble.
anything resembling marble in hardness, coldness, smoothness, etc.: a brow of marble.
something lacking in warmth or feeling.
a little ball made of stone, baked clay, glass, porcelain, agate, or steel, especially for use in games.
marbles, (used with a singular verb) a game for children in which a marble is propelled by the thumb to hit another marble so as to drive it out of a circle drawn or scratched on the ground.
marbles, Slang. normal rational faculties; sanity; wits; common sense: to have all one’s marbles; to lose one’s marbles.