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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lap·i·dary /ˈlæpəˌdɛri/

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lap·i·da·ry, a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones, or engraving on stones, either gems or monuments; as, lapidary ornamentation.
 2. Of or pertaining to monumental inscriptions; as, lapidary adulation.
 Lapidary style, that style which is proper for monumental and other inscriptions; terse; sententious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with
            them; "the ring is of no lapidary value"- Lord Byron;
            "lapidary art"
      n 1: an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and
           engraving them [syn: lapidarist]
      2: a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones [syn: