Definition of Lapidarist

1. Noun. An expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them.

Exact synonyms: Lapidary
Generic synonyms: Expert
Derivative terms: Lapidary, Lapidary, Lapidist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lapidarist

lapdogs
lapel
lapeled
lapelled
lapelless
lapels
lapful
lapfuls
laphamite
lapheld
lapicide
lapicides
lapidarian
lapidaries
lapidarious
lapidarist (current term)
lapidary
lapidate
lapidated
lapidates
lapidating
lapidation
lapidations
lapidator
lapideous
lapides
lapidescence
lapidescences
lapidescent
lapidification

Literary usage of Lapidarist

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1. The Field of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Study of Philosophy by Joseph Alexander Leighton (1919)
"The lapidarist says of a certain specimen handed to him, "this is a sham diamond." Such pronouncement is impossible unless there be a knowledge of the real ..."

2. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra, Luther Emmett Holt (1912)
"For this reason, I have been obliged in writing to employ a style as compressed and uninteresting as that of a lapidarist. I regard it solely as a means of ..."

3. The World's Progress: With Illustrative Texts from Masterpieces of Egyptian by Delphian Society, J. K. Brennan (1913)
"The skill of the lapidarist in connection with the cunningly engraved cylinder seals is today the admiration of the best workers in the art of engraving, ..."

4. The Field of Philosophy: An Outline of Lectures on Introduction to Philosophy by Joseph Alexander Leighton (1918)
"How do we know that we know only phenomena, if we do not know the real? The lapidarist says of a certain specimen handed to him, "this is a sham diamond. ..."

5. A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry, Descriptive, Theoretical, and Practical by Alfred Allen Bennett (1892)
"The art of the lapidarist, by increasing the number of faces or facets, and by polishing them, has made the cut diamond the most brilliant and attractive of ..."

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