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52 example sentences with  lapidary

52 example sentences with lapidary

2 V. Rome is preรซminently the city of monuments and inscriptions, and the lapidary style is the one most familiar to her.

The grey-headed, spectacled lapidary sat at a bench within, sedulously polishing a streaked pebble by the light of a small lamp.

He doubted no more when the lapidary laid his ring in the scales against another of the same size and make, and pointed to the inequality of the balance.

We had with us an old Dutch lapidary, and one of the cabins was fitted as a workshop, where he altered the appearance of the stones, and prepared them ready for sale, while the gold was melted in a crucible and put ashore to be sent to agents in Hamburg."

"Those who know Sirius and Betel do not at once perceive that one shines with a brilliant white light and the other burns with a glowing red, as different in their brilliancy as the precious stones on a lapidary's table, perhaps for the same reason.

Parr, regardless of Johnson's rule that 'in lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath' (ante, ii. 407), replied, that if he mentioned his conversation he should have to mention also his roughness in contradiction, &c.

I had picked out one of the least valuable engraved stones, and had taken it to a lapidary, who readily bought it at his own valuation, and paid me with great promptness; but after he had secured it he asked me so many questions about it, particularly how I had come into possession of it, that I was very sure that he had made a wonderful bargain, and was also convinced that it would not do for me to take any more of my gems to him.

He is a lapidary polishing pebbles,a pretty art, but not vested with the glories of sculpture, nor the mathematical magnitude of architecture.

[art of cutting and polishing gemstones] lapidary.

[person who polishes gemstones] lapidary, lapidarian.

[person who inscribes on stone] lapidary, lapidarian.

[of inscriptions on stone] lapidary.

[person who cuts gemstones] lapidary, lapidarian.

What a simple lapidary inscription!

I may say that it is at my days most especially he throws off these specimens of a verbal art which might fairly be called THE PEACOCK Lapidary.

People that had lighted on a new thought, or a thought that they fancied new, came to Emerson, as the finder of a glittering gem hastens to a lapidary to ascertain its quality and value.

While the faรงade of S. Lorenzo is still neglected and the cornice of Brunelleschi's dome is still unfinished, this lapidary's show-room is being completed at a cost of millions of lire.

In the tiny Gem Room at the end of the corridor are wonders of the lapidary's artand here is the famous intaglio portrait of Savonarolabut they want better treatment.

There were at this time in Cochin two Milanese lapidaries belonging to the factory, named John Maria and Pedro Antonio, who had been brought to India by Vasco de Gama.

In the course of the night, by the advice of the Italian lapidaries who had deserted to the enemy, the zamorin caused a sconce or battery to be erected directly over against the place where Pacheco was stationed, on which five pieces of ordnance were placed, from which great service was expected in the ensuing battle, owing to the narrowness of the pass.

That the two Milanese lapidaries, who had gone from Rome to India, and who there acted as military engineers and shipbuilders in the European fashion, to the disgrace of the Christian profession, and the vast injury of the Christians, should be delivered up in chains to the admiral of our fleet.

In reading these rigorous maxims one might be tempted to believe that this legislator of morality is a man without a heart, and, if we were not touched by the original sincerity of the language, one would only see in this lapidary style the conventional precepts of a chimerical system or the aspirations of an impossible perfection."

The delight of Runjeet was extreme, but of short duration,the lapidary to whom he gave orders to mount his new acquisition pronouncing it to be merely a bit of crystal.

They were at first shown to three or four working jewellers and lapidaries, by whom they were estimated at three thousand pounds sterling, (about ten thousand crowns,) and who offered to give that sum for them.

We're the boys that can tell you who's who in the lapidary world.

"But then," said Larry"Follow me!" cried the Saint, in a hollow voice, and casting upon him his stony eye, drew poor Larry after him, as the bridal guest was drawn by the lapidary glance of the Ancient Mariner; or, as Larry himself afterwards expressed it, "as a jaw tooth is wrinched out of an ould woman with a pair of pinchers."

In rendering colloquial phrases into the lapidary style of ancient Rome, I confess it is often hard to improve on the brevity of the vernacular, though the admonition "to keep your end up" can be condensed from four words to two in "sursum cauda."

Meanwhile few of the larger jewelry houses had in their employ lapidaries more skilled than Mrs. Dalliba.

And of that a very large part must go to the lapidary to pay for the stone and for his work in cutting it to an even round disk.

Course garnets are used as emery for polishing metals, and by lapidaries.

Nevertheless, in his stories, he was, we may be sure, no more on oath than a man is in lapidary inscriptions (ante, ii.

LAPIDARY INSCRIPTIONS, ii.

(In Poetry, June 1942) ยฉ 10Jun42; B547153. William Jay Smith (A); 9Jun70; R486760. Poems: Portrait for a lapidary, Academic procession, Polynesian in khaki, All earth's divided.

Helen Thurber (W); 9Jun72; R530707. The living, or spitting, image and a dead ringer; The lapidary in a clump of merry-go-round; The hoodwink on a spray of ragamuffin.

The living, or spitting, image (left) and a dead ringer; The lapidary In a clump of merry-go-round; The hoodwink on a spray of ragamuffin; An upstart rising from a clump of Johnny-come-lately; The <pb id='230.png' /> small rodent (right) is a spouse; A trochee (left) encountering a spondee; Three fresh-water creatures.

The Art of the lapidary.

(In Poetry, June 1942) ยฉ 10Jun42; B547153. William Jay Smith (A); 9Jun70; R486760. Poems: Portrait for a lapidary, Academic procession, Polynesian in khaki, All earth's divided.

Helen Thurber (W); 9Jun72; R530707. The living, or spitting, image and a dead ringer; The lapidary in a clump of merry-go-round; The hoodwink on a spray of ragamuffin.

The living, or spitting, image (left) and a dead ringer; The lapidary In a clump of merry-go-round; The hoodwink on a spray of ragamuffin; An upstart rising from a clump of Johnny-come-lately; The <pb id='230.png' /> small rodent (right) is a spouse; A trochee (left) encountering a spondee; Three fresh-water creatures.

The Art of the lapidary.

But he rose, just as the book told him to do, in all his beauty, and enunciated in the crystal tones he had learned during the last few weeks at Madam Winterbottom's school of acting and elocutionin syllables chiseled from the stone of eloquence by the lapidary of culture: "If Your Honor please, I move the cause of the People of the state of New York against Theophilus Higgleby, indicted for bigamy."

Let us allow that the most expert of lapidaries is not justified in stealing his settings; but let us still not forget that the jewels are his, or permit our disapproval of his laxity of principle to make us unjust to his consummate skill.

"Ask him in," he said, for he recalled having given his address to a lapidary for the delivery of a purchase.

The tortoise, just returned by the lapidary, shone brilliantly, softening the tones of the rug and casting on it a gorgeous reflection which resembled the irradiations from the scales of a barbaric Visigoth shield.

Taking it to a jeweler, he sketched a border to enclose this bouquet in an oval frame, and informed the amazed lapidary that every petal and every leaf was to be designed with jewels and mounted on the scales of the tortoise.

The lapidary made a note of the places where the stones were to be inlaid.

JASPER, an opaque quartz found in all colours, and spotted, striped, and clouded; is valued in ornamental lapidary work because of the polish it takes.

She brought Mrs. Poynsett a beautiful bouquet, for the elderly spinsters, she said, sat on the stairs and kept up a constant supply; and she had also some exquisite Genoese wire ornaments from Cecil's counter, and a set of studs from a tray of polished pebbles sent up from Vivian's favourite lapidary at Rockpier.

I heard that they had a collection of such things from the lapidary at Rockpier."

Offillโ€™s preferred structure might sound lackadaisical, but the lapidary funniness of many of her sentences indicates how precisely she calibrates them.

Analysis of the palaeographic features of Khersonesan ceramic inscriptions shows the closeness of their letter-forms to the letter-forms of lapidary monuments.

The various clubs also organize field trips to collecting sites, as well as courses and workshops in the lapidary arts.