Words nearby porphyry
Other definitions for porphyry (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM PorphyryPor·phyr·e·an [pawr-feer-ee-uhn], /pɔrˈfɪər i ən/, adjectivePor·phyr·i·an, adjective, nounPor·phyr·i·an·ist, noun
How to use porphyry in a sentence
He stood still an instant, hidden by the porphyry columns of the portico.
The crystallised ray enshrines the liquid, and the porphyry flagstones of the terraces reflect the surrounding objects like ice.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
In vain he sought support against one of the porphyry columns at the facade of the mosque.
The river, perfectly clear of rocks, was a sheet of liquid porphyry, an arrow of dark-red water slightly flecked with foam.Overland|John William De Forest
Now, among the spoil were some bronze gates and two rosy pillars of porphyry, very precious.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton