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NOUN   ivory | ivories
SYNO bone | ivory | off-white | ...
beinhvítur {adj}ivory [colour]
fílabein {hv}ivory
fílabeinsturn {k} [óeiginl.]ivory tower [mostly fig.]
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Usage Examples English
  • asurus" to make ivory carvings. In Syria, the production of ivory items was at its maximum during the first millennium BC, when the Arameans made splendid ivory inlay for furniture.
  • Killing elephants for ivory has been a major cause of the decline of the African elephant population since at least the 1970s.
  • Ivory: In the past, ivory was the material of choice for making the handles of kris by the Malays.
  • "Ivory Owl" is a carving created by Tom Akeya that features an owl carved from walrus ivory with mammoth ivory used for the eyes and baleen used for the pupils and beak.
  • Ivory carving is one of the traditional industries of Sri Lanka.
  • Her permission to collect and sell “wild” ivory ended in 1976 when trade in ivory was banned.
  • Tagua nuts from South America are used as an ivory substitute since the natural ivory trade has been restricted worldwide.
  • Satao was a victim of the illegal ivory trade where ivory is commonly poached and sold by terrorist organizations to China, which has the largest market for ivory in the world.
  • French ivory is a synthetic material that is typically composed of pigmented cellulose nitrate and/or casein.
  • He was one of the leading contemporary ivory carving artists.
  • There has been little controversy in the decision to ban trade in Asian elephant ivory.
  • While Laufer had detailed the Chinese end of the narwhal and walrus ivory trade, Richard Ettinghausen focused on the Arabic side.
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Contains translations by TU Chemnitz and Mr Honey's Business Dictionary (German-English only).
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