marble ceiling

marble ceiling

a barrier that discriminates by keeping certain classes of people out of the upper echelon of American government, as opposed to glass ceiling because at least one can see through a glass ceiling
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We also found in this building real sleeping apartments with ancient beds of highly wrought metal swinging from enormous gold chains depending from the marble ceilings. The decoration of the walls was most elaborate, and, unlike the frescoes in the other buildings I had examined, portrayed many human figures in the compositions.
SID WADDELL once said that if Phil Taylor painted the Sistine Chapel's marble ceiling, there would be no drops of paint on the floor.
Pelosi made history, breaking the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as Speaker of the U.S.
While guitar tech Chris tuned up in the Marble Hall, we wondered if Amy's vocal chords would cope with the 80ft-high marble ceiling.
"We have really broken the marble ceiling here." We hope that your students will be inspired by these trailblazing women.
Democratic women appear finally to have broken through what Pelosi calls the "marble ceiling." Women will not just be represented in the new Congress--to a remarkable extent, they will be running the place.
In trying to convey the same idea about women and leadership positions in Congress, Pelosi has often said it involves breaking a "marble ceiling."
To break the marble ceiling that is here is great for all women in America."
The focal point, Brett Memorial Hall, is the library's largest and main reading room, stretching to an impressive 112-feet-long and 38-feet-wide, with a groin-vaulted marble ceiling soaring to a height of 44 feet.
Flanked by promenades of French limestone and marble ceilings, the Rotunda and its bronze and gilded ' Fontaine de Mers' fountain form the heart of The Parisian Macao.