The style is as lapidary as ever, but strangely the mood is lighter than before.
Meanwhile, valuable moments in which someone could be chiming in with another “lapidary” are ticking away.
They remain like a rough diamond, needing only the work of the lapidary—America—to show to the world their full beauty and value.
The goldsmith and the lapidary would do well to seek in them models and instruction.
Navarrete preserves a letter which was written to Columbus by Jayme Ferrer, a lapidary of distinction.
The same kind of thing may be said of lapidary art, and we will not dwell on it in detail.
He was a finished scholar, and very successful in lapidary verses.
He was a lapidary and had once served in the establishment of a great jeweller in Delhi.
The lapidary cuts them with a steel wheel, about eight inches in diameter, using oil and diamond-dust in cutting and polishing.
The lapidary hastily followed the child back to his chamber.
"one skilled in working with precious stones," late 14c., from Old French lapidaire (12c.), from Latin lapidarius "stonecutter," originally an adjective "of or working with stone," from lapis (genitive lapidis) "stone." Meaning "a treatise on precious stones" is late 14c. Related: Lapidarist.