lapidary


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lapidary

[′lap·ə‚der·ē]
(science and technology)
Of or pertaining to precious stones.
The art of cutting precious stones.
A person skilled in such art.
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Because of the move, fans of lapidary art will have an opportunity to buy select pieces from the museum during a sale scheduled for 10 a.m.
The Lapidary & Jewelry Arts Studio is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This book of selected works begins with early poems (Huerta published his first book while still at univer-sity) the next section provides selected parts of his astonishing poem Incurable (said to be the longest poem ever written in Mexico at nearly 400 pages) and the final section titled "After Incurable" provides us with shorter more concentrated more lapidary poems which nevertheless maintain Huerta's uncanny ability to write words syllables lines and poems packed with personal emotion and sharp insights.
We were braced for a possible backlash from readers, who might have suspected that we had sold our souls to the lapidary gods, but none was forthcoming, and the article seems to have been well accepted as part of the documentation of Mexico's mineral heritage.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Prince Henry (Harry); 2 The eye; 3 A lapidary; 4 Crackerjack; 5 Cardiff; 6 Emperor; 7 ChildLine; 8 Admiral Karl D|nitz; 9 Monty Python's Flying Circus; 10 The teeth..
Design graduate lynne's work has led to the creation of a new arm of jewellery business, Holts lapidary, based in the heart of london's Hatton Garden.
She was an avid rock and mineral collector and enjoyed lapidary work with her family.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Mr Rusty; 2 The Tigris; 3 A lapidary; 4 Pilgrims; 5 Darius.
5 The Departed (Martin Scorsese) Scorsese lets his hair down at last: a brisk, boisterously cynical cops-and-robbers movie that crackles with lapidary invective.
Where Coontz's history gives a picture of marriage painted in broad strokes, Promises I Can Keep is a close-up, lapidary study of unmarried low-income mothers in eight of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods, culled from interviews with 162 such women over the course of five years.
As a retired gunsmith and amateur lapidary, I often have had to "unglue" things such as metal from stone and metal from metal.