Generally, however, the African elephants have the largest “ivories.”
You are perhaps acquainted with the ivories which have been recently purchased there?
So, though Bob proceeded to execute one or two fancy shots with much skill, his thoughts were not on the ivories.
We then stow the ivories away in our bags, and start for new havoc.
He scratched his head, muttering something to himself; then turned half about, exhibiting a line of ivories.
And the Indian couldas Mr. Hicks remarkedtickle the ivories.
The ivories belong to the king, and various small horns are kept for amulets, and so on.
And there was something rather sinister in the way he mentioned the collection of ivories.
It must not however be supposed that all the ivories discovered in Assyria are the work of Egyptian or Phœnician artists.
If I had known you intended to rob Mr. Winters of his ivories I should have had nothing to do with you.
mid-13c. (late 12c. as a surname), Anglo-French ivorie, from Old North French ivurie (12c.), from Latin eboreus "of ivory," from ebur (genitive eboris) "ivory," probably via Phoenician from an African source (cf. Egyptian ab "elephant," Coptic ebu "ivory"). Replaced Old English elpendban, literally "elephant bone." Applied in slang to articles made from it, such as dice (1830) and piano keys (1854). As a color, especially in reference to human skin, it is attested from 1580s. Ivories as slang for "teeth" dates from 1782. Related: Ivoried.