Ava

in Burmah, has marble quarries of which idols are made, and only priests are allowed to trade there. (Symes, vol. ii. p. 376.)

As on Ava's snore,
Where none but priests are privileged to trade In that best marble of
which gods are made.

T. Moore: Lulla Rookh, part I.

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