noun, plural lap·i·dar·ies.
adjective Also lap·i·dar·i·an [lap-i-dair-ee-uhn]. /ˌlæp ɪˈdɛər i ən/.
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Origin of lapidary
Words nearby lapidary
Example sentences from the Web for lapidary
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.
What would happen if Thomas Brown's friends paid for such lapidary style as that?Adventures and Enthusiasms|E. V. Lucas
The first to come before Solomon with his complaint was one Achior, a lapidary by trade.Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity|Alexandre Kuprin
His first attempt produced a red ware, like jasper, which was cut and polished by the lapidary and gilt by the goldsmith.
He had carried out her mission to Perth; he had delivered the jewels to the lapidary and was back with his answer.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia|Author of "Old Broadbrim"
For further details upon Gems, and the art of cutting and engraving them, see Lapidary.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure