plasterwork imitating marble, granite, or the like.
- scagl·io·list, noun
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How to use scagliola in a sentence
The sides of the library are adorned by scagliola pilasters and arched recesses, which contain the books.Recollections of the late William Beckford | Henry Venn Lansdown
In the interior of this temple is a large black sarcophagus, resting on pedestals of scagliola marble.Chelsea | George Bryan
The walls are of scagliola, and the ceiling is supported by a succession of white marble pillars.
British Dictionary definitions for scagliola
imitation marble made of glued gypsum with a polished surface of coloured stone or marble dust
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