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  • Ivories —    Ivory was a popular and important medium in early medieval art; carved ivories served a variety of artistic purposes. Ivory was frequently used for liturgical objects and also for book covers and reliquaries. Ivory was also used for more… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • ivories — [“aivriz] 1. n. the teeth. (See also china.) □ I gotta go brush my ivories. □ Look at those nice white ivories! 2. n. piano keys. (From when piano keys were made from real elephant ivory.) □ She can really bang those ivories …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Ivories — Ivory I vo*ry ([imac] v[ o]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Ivories}. [OE. ivori, F. ivoire, fr. L. eboreus made of ivory, fr. ebur, eboris, ivory, cf. Skr. ibha elephant. Cf. {Eburnean}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The hard, white, opaque, fine grained substance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ivories — noun /ˈaɪvəriːz/ a) The keys of a piano. b) The teeth. See Also: tinkle the ivories, tickle the ivories …   Wiktionary

  • ivories —  1. Piano keys, tickle the ivories Play the piano.  2. Billiard balls.  3. Teeth, rinse one s ivories Drink (usu. alcoholic liquor) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • ivories — Synonyms and related words: alveolar ridge, bird cage, bones, bridgework, choir, claviature, console, crap game, crap shooting, craps, crooked dice, cubes, dental bridge, dentition, denture, dice, die, echo, eighty eight, false teeth, fingerboard …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ivories — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. [piano] keys; dice, bones, cubes. See music, amusement …   English dictionary for students

  • ivories — n. (Slang) teeth; dice; keys of a piano i·vo·ry || aɪvÉ™rɪ n. hard white substance which makes up the tusks of elephants and other animals; something made from ivory; elephant tusk; yellowish white color; tooth (Slang) adj. of or like ivory,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ivories — informal a person s teeth. → ivory …   English new terms dictionary

  • ivories — Noun. Teeth …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • ivories — n. piano keys …   English slang

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