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a city in NW Tuscany, in NW Italy.
Contemporary Examples

Carrara marble has been quarried as far back as Roman times and was used by emperors for massive monuments like the Rome Pantheon.
Mosque-Building Bin Ladens Buy Marble Once Used for Churches Tom Kington August 3, 2014

Historical Examples

Preparations begun for work on tomb of Julius and trip to Carrara to select marbles (p. 129).
Michelangelo Estelle M. Hurll

In 1885, a scholar of one of the schools at Carrara, Italy, was confronted by a priest.
George Muller of Bristol Arthur T. Pierson

It was Carrara that gave the pure and glittering blocks, and the Tuscan chisel called them into life.
Sketches Benjamin Disraeli

Stay,—there was a letter of his taken from me when I was arrested at Carrara.
The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever

The high character of Professor Carrara is a sure warrant that all will be done which is within scope of the means afforded.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 400, February, 1849 Various

And you are, then, the Sebastian Greppi of whom Carrara is so proud?
The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever

Yet how tenderly was his kindness remembered, how bitterly was his indignation deplored, by the youthful Countess da Carrara!
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, Issue 573, October 27, 1832 Various

Lake Wichikagan has put on its top-coat of the purest Carrara marble.
The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne

Gambetta’s, on the contrary, is tempestuous—surely the most heroic frock coat that ever emerged from the quarries of Carrara.
A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas

a town in NW Italy, in NW Tuscany: famous for its marble. Pop: 65 034 (2001)


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