Noun(1) an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them(2) a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones
Adjective(1) of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them
(1) The writing is lapidary and matter-of-fact, but it releases huge emotion - and so does Newton's direction.(2) The paradox of Aquin as author is that out of impotence and disease he made masterpieces of flashing, lapidary prose, that as a failure he was able to write macabre, lewd, violent, hilarious and arrogant novels.(3) How quickly these lapidary phrases are crumbling around their feet!(4) All her short stories are lapidary masterpieces, and among the novels it's hard for me to choose a favorite: Goodbye Without Leaving, maybe, or Family Happiness.(5) The change came about when Stroganoff was put in charge of the imperial lapidary works in 1800 and involved Voronikhin in every aspect of production, from design to the selection of the stones.(6) It combines his lapidary style with considerable learning and eagerness.(7) Stones were not an integral part of the tradition I was studying with at the time, and unable to find a suitable book at the local metaphysical shop, I located a lapidary magazine with sources of stone material.(8) Ohio flint, which is among the finest flint in North America, was worked extensively by prehistoric Indians and is widely sought for knapping and use in the lapidary trade.(9) Archeologist Timothy Taylor determines with lapidary concision that ├ö├ç├┐There are no laws of human behavior.├ö├ç├û(10) Clamping pieces against grinding and polishing lapidary wheels helped to achieve virtually perfect ├ö├ç├┐mirror├ö├ç├û finishes.(11) I have often thought that your best bet, if you need intelligent, lapidary prose in a hurry, is to ask a poet to do it, even, or rather particularly, if it's about politics.(12) The Emerald and Semi-Precious Stones Association of Zambia has called for the establishment of more lapidary industries in order to encourage value addition to locally produced emeralds.(13) Throughout the text, Graubard's lapidary prose is lucid and provocative, likely to induce a glow of pleasure in the reader.(14) This attractive material is mostly consumed by the lapidary market for jewelry and decorative specimens for dressing windows and display cases.(15) His care for well-defined blocks of color is almost lapidary , like the intricately wrought components of stained-glass windows or a jeweler's cloisonne.(16) He said one other company which had shown interest in investing in Ndola was Kagem Mining which had plans to set up a lapidary centre with estimated initial employment levels of at least 200 people.
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