a jar characteristically having an elongated shape, narrow neck, flat-rimmed mouth, and rounded base requiring a stand or support, chiefly used for fragrant ointments.
The pyxis was used by women at their toilet, and the lekythos, alabastron and askos for oil and unguents.
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a finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, such as lamp bases, figurines, etc. Also called Oriental alabaster. a variety of calcite, often banded, used or sold as alabaster. made of alabaster: an alabaster column. resembling alabaster; smooth and white: her alabaster throat. noun a fine-grained usually […]
noun the Catalan name for Alicante
(used as an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.) Contemporary Examples Oh, alas and alack (goes the argument), if only we could make peace with the Palestinians! Senior Netanyahu Adviser Admits Fayyad Was A Partner For Peace Emily L. Hauser April 23, 2013 Historical Examples alack, I cannot sleep a wink myself, so as sorrow […]