Carrara


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Car·ra·ra

 (kə-rär′ə, kär-rä′rä)
A city of northern Italy near the Ligurian Sea east-southeast of Genoa. It is famous for the white marble quarried nearby that was favored by Michelangelo.

Carrara

(kəˈrɑːrə; Italian karˈraːra)
n
(Placename) a town in NW Italy, in NW Tuscany: famous for its marble. Pop: 65 034 (2001)

Car•ra•ra

(kəˈrɑr ə)

n.
a city in NW Tuscany, in NW Italy. 68,460.
Car•ra′ran, n., adj.
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The snows of a New England winter had often supplied him with a species of marble as dazzingly white, at least, as the Parian or the Carrara, and if less durable, yet sufficiently so to correspond with any claims to permanent existence possessed by the boy's frozen statues.
The hills stood out above its radiance, as Fiesole stands above the Tuscan Plain, and the South Downs, if one chose, were the mountains of Carrara. She might be forgetting her Italy, but she was noticing more things in her England.
(and perhaps Birmingham); model gondolas from Venice; model villages from Switzerland; morsels of tesselated pavement from Herculaneum and Pompeii, like petrified minced veal; ashes out of tombs, and lava out of Vesuvius; Spanish fans, Spezzian straw hats, Moorish slippers, Tuscan hairpins, Carrara sculpture, Trastaverini scarves, Genoese velvets and filigree, Neapolitan coral, Roman cameos, Geneva jewellery, Arab lanterns, rosaries blest all round by the Pope himself, and an infinite variety of lumber.
Argentina's Giorgio Carrara made a clean sweep as he won all the three races held over Saturday and Sunday.
A regular shipping line between the port of Zarzis and the Italian port of Marina di Carrara will be launched on Friday, February 1, 2019, said port manager Karim Nouira.
(TAP) -- A regular maritime line to transport goods between the Tunisian Zarzis port and the Italian Marina di Carrara port will be launched on Friday, Zarzis port director Karim Nouira affirmed.
Summary: Gold Coast [Australia], April 13 (ANI): Bajarang Punia continued India's medal rush at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games by claiming a gold medal in the men's freestyle 65 kg category here at Carrara Sports Arena on Friday.
Britain's Prince Charles, Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Peter Beattie, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Queensland's Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Gold Coast's Mayor Tom Tate attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on Wednesday.
This is a simple but striking decorative pendant in fine-grained Carrara or finepolished Nero Marquina marble.
Using Carrara marble as a representative rock material, the model is then calibrated (Section 4); and with experiments on single-flawed rock specimens, the capability of the model in predicting fracture patterns is demonstrated in Section 5 (model validation).