It was used in windows, though by no means exclusively, mica, alabaster and shells having been also employed.
I should be in the alabaster Hall, waiting till Charmion came forth.
We trust the alabaster lady has by now regained her property and with it her marmoreal calm.
Dost forget how nigh thou wast to death there in the alabaster Hall?
In the centre, and side by side, were two alabaster slabs, each about seven feet long by three in width.
The unknown had hidden her face in her hands, which were white as alabaster.
His pale blue eyes, thin lips and alabaster skin gave him a delicate look—one belied by his record.
An arbalist or cross-bow man; also the corruption of alabaster.
Mrs. Puffit put her lace upon the alabaster neck of the large doll which stood in the middle of her shop.
The head of the magistrate was half hidden by the paper, his brow was like alabaster.
translucent whitish kind of gypsum used for vases, ornaments, and busts, late 14c., from Old French alabastre (12c., Modern French albâtre), from Latin alabaster "colored rock used to make boxes and vessels for unguents," from Greek alabastros (earlier albatos) "vase for perfumes," perhaps from Egyptian 'a-labaste "vessel of the goddess Bast." Used figuratively for whiteness and smoothness from 1570s. "The spelling in 16-17th c. is almost always alablaster ..." [OED].