lapidary lapidary  /ˈlæ pə ˌdɛ ri/


  1. (n) an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
  2. (n) a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones
  3. (adj) of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them


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  1. Whoever the latest air pirate is, he obviously had conceived his plan with a lapidary's attention to detail.
  2. My first thought was: I bet the Israel First lobby is going to find some way to be displeased about this thoughtful, if lapidary, interview.
  3. Kurosawa's artistry is in the lapidary care that he gives to every aspect of his films.


  • Historic downtown Hendersonville draws visitors of all ages

    Jaelyn Krauel, 6, Kaylee Molter, 3, Juliette Krauel, 2, and Wyatte Thiel, 6, pose for a picture in front of a Tyrannosaurus head at the Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County. The museum is free and open to the public.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

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  1. In an article titled 'Dagger For The Heart, written for Bonhams Magazine, writer William Dalrymple says: "The Emperor's love of beautiful and precious objects damascened and gold-embellished blades, enamels and hammered metals, precious lapidary,...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: William Dalrymple Source: Hindu

  2. "In lapidary inscriptions, a man is not upon oath," Samuel Johnson wrote.
    on May 30, 2007 By: Samuel Johnson Source: Daily Times

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