Wordnik word of the day: scagliola

by Grant Barrett on September 24, 2009

Today’s word of the day is scagliola, plasterwork in imitation of ornamental marble, consisting of ground gypsum and glue colored with marble or granite dust.


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Scagliola was used in the construction of some columns for the Mississippi State Capitol. (Photo by Ken Lund under Creative Commons License.)

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