Meaning of IVORY in English

IVORY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

ivory tower

an academic in an ivory tower

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

tower

It is the stuff of ivory towers and only clever boys and girls are expected to reflect upon its themes.

For real life, visit Moila, the island of the ivory tower .

I argued in Chapter 5 that the image of the ivory tower in no way describes the contemporary position of higher education.

Now to return to my dusty library at the top of the ivory tower .

Departmental barriers and ivory tower attitudes are detrimental to good results.

Fog had slipped through a crack into the ivory tower .

For heaven's sake, you've been breathing the rarefied air of the ivory tower for as long as I can remember.

trade

Both countries are being bled dry by the poachers who supply the ivory trade .

They have suffered wholesale slaughter for the sake of the ivory trade .

There has been widespread corruption in the ivory trade .

■ VERB

make

Most of the seals were nevertheless made of bone, ivory , steatite, banded agate, or orange carnelian.

The looking-glass and candlesticks are made of ivory .

The dressing table set is made of ivory and there are bottles of hair wash and rose water.

use

Bone decor was used instead of ivory .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Another example of an imported good with a widespread distribution is ivory , which normally occurs as rings.

Departmental barriers and ivory tower attitudes are detrimental to good results.

I argued in Chapter 5 that the image of the ivory tower in no way describes the contemporary position of higher education.

It is the stuff of ivory towers and only clever boys and girls are expected to reflect upon its themes.

She tucked her ivory satin shirt tighter into the waistband of her fawn moleskin trousers.

The ivory toothbrush is 3/4 of an inch long.

The city suits and ivory silk dinner jackets she gave to Franky.

Walrus tusks were essentially substitutes for ivory in territories remote from supplies of elephant tusks.

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