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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lap·i·da·ry n.; pl. Lapidaries
 1. An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones.
 2. A virtuoso skilled in gems or precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work.
 Lapidary's lathe, Lapidary's mill, Lapidary's wheel, a machine consisting essentially of a revolving lap on a vertical spindle, used by a lapidary for grinding and polishing.