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lapidary


  3  definitions  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lapidary  \Lap"i*da*ry\,  a.  [L.  lapidarius  pertaining  to  stone: 
  cf  F.  lapidaire.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  art  of  cutting  stones,  or 
  engraving  on  stones,  either  gems  or  monuments;  as 
  lapidary  ornamentation. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  monumental  inscriptions;  as  lapidary 
  adulation. 
 
  {Lapidary  style},  that  style  which  is  proper  for  monumental 
  and  other  inscriptions;  terse;  sententious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lapidary 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  precious  stones  or  the  art  of  working  with 
  them  "the  ring  is  of  no  lapidary  value"-  Lord  Byron; 
  "lapidary  art" 
  n  1:  an  expert  on  precious  stones  and  the  art  of  cutting  and 
  engraving  them  [syn:  {lapidarist}] 
  2:  a  skilled  worker  who  cuts  and  engraves  precious  stones  [syn: 
  {lapidist}] 




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