adjective Also al·a·bas·trine [al-uh-bas-trin] /ˌæl əˈbæs trɪn/.
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But the colonel, having been weeks in prison, was as pale as alabaster and his hair shone like threads of silver.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
The brick walls are burnt red, and many of the alabaster vases are almost calcined.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery|L.W. King and H.R. Hall
In the vicinity there were no quarries of alabaster, or of limestone, such as existed near Nineveh.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
Her face, her form, her auburn ringlets, falling over a neck of alabaster!
The statues are peculiarly impressive, and sleep on high sepulchres of alabaster, beautifully chased.Spanish Vistas|George Parsons Lathrop