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Scagliola

Imitation marble, like the pillars of the Pantheon, London. The word is from the Italian scáglia (the dust and chips of marble); it is so called because the substance (which is gypsum and Flanders glue) is studded with chips and dust of marble.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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