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Ivory

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(1):

(n.) The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.

(2):

(n.) Any carving executed in ivory.

(3):

(n.) Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.

(4):

(n.) The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ivory'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/i/ivory.html. 1828.

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