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  • A timepiece of striated Connemara marble, stopped at the hour of 4.

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  • I thought it was of the Chinese kind, its texture subtly striated and banded; and the way it fell stiffly from the two holes cut out along one edge, through which a rough twine was looped and then lashed to the short pole, it was like a piece of shiny, burnt parchment.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Gazing ahead at the dark blue sky striated with clouds, Molly reaches up and touches the charms around her neck.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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