lapidarian

[ lap-i-der-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF lapidarian
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The accompanying figure is from the Lapidarian Gallery of the Vatican.

The following, from the Lapidarian Gallery, indicates the trade of a carpenter.

Few English writers have so lapidarian a style of writing as Mrs. Craigie, and few such a capacity for writing epigrams.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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