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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lapidary  \Lap"i*da*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Lapidaries}.  [L.  lapidarius, 
  fr  lapidarius  pertaining  to  stone:  cf  F.  lapidaire.] 
  1.  An  artificer  who  cuts,  polishes,  and  engraves  precious 
  stones;  hence  a  dealer  in  precious  stones. 
  2.  A  virtuoso  skilled  in  gems  or  precious  stones;  a 
  connoisseur  of  lapidary  work 
  {Lapidary's  lathe},  {mill},  {or  wheel},  a  machine  consisting 
  essentially  of  a  revolving  lap  on  a  vertical  spindle,  used 
  by  a  lapidary  for  grinding  and  polishing. 

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