Friday, July 30, 2004
lapidary adjective [LAP-uh-dair-ee] Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
Definitions for lapidary
- Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
- Engraved in stone.
- Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
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Citations for lapidary
Here, disgusted by venality and intrigue, the retired courtier would come to compose lapidary maxims and wise but sympathetic letters to ardent youth.
If I asked how long it took to simmer the meat sauce, Emilia would answer with a grumble and her usual lapidary phrase: "Quanto basta. As long as it takes."