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la puh de ree

  • n  an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
  • n  a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones
  • a  of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them
    the ring is of no lapidary value"- Lord Byron
    lapidary art

  • But Perelman was essentially a miniaturist, distilling into lapidary prose a mood, a mode, an ode with as much pith as could be found in a whole rainforest of dicotyledenous plant .
  • Whoever the latest air pirate is, he obviously had conceived his plan with a lapidary's attention to detail.
  • In his State of the Union message, President Bush devoted only a single, lapidary sentence to the most nagging of all foreign policy dilemmas: "In the Middle East, we will continue .
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  • 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.
    June 22, 2013 - Asheville Citizen-Times

  • William Dalrymple in Hindu
    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,...
  • Samuel Johnson in Daily Times
    In lapidary inscriptions, a man is not upon oath,Samuel Johnson wrote.

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