Definition of Lapidarist
1. Noun. An expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them.
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Literary usage of Lapidarist
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."