Samuel Johnson WOTD PORPHYRE

PORPHYRE (PORPHYRE) PORPHYRY (PO’RPHYRY) n.s.[Gr.poqutqa; porphyrites, Lat. porphyre, Fr.] Marble of a particular kind.

I like best the porphyry, white or green marble, with a mullar or upper stone of the same. Peacham on Drawing.

Consider the red and white colours in porphyre; hinder light but from striking on it, its colours vanish, and produce no such ideas in us; but upon the return of light, it produces these appearances again. Locke.

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