from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person versed in the lapidary art; a connoisseur of fine stones or gems; a lapidist.
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- n. an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
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In this and similar exercises in landscape "painting," the virtuoso workmanship of the lapidarist veers dangerously toward kitsch, revealing why pietre dure lost esteem after the mid-19th century.
Once in a while, however, the mode produces a book as lapidarist and admirable as Norman MacLean's A River Runs Through It, published in 1976.
He created a form of light music which the years have striven vainly to copy. and just as the lapidarist may strive in vain to imitate a gem, so in turn they fail who strive to imitate Sullivan.
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