Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Matter ejected from a volcano in the form of lapilli.

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Examples

  • The bodies here found were on the _lapillo_ at a height of about fifteen feet from the level of the ground.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • It has already been remarked that the showers of _lapillo_, or pumice stone, by which Pompeii was overwhelmed and buried, were followed by streams of a thick, tenacious mud, which flowing over the deposit of

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • [1618] Pliny ix. 48, says of the octopus: "imposito lapillo extra corpus ne palpitatu ejiciatur: ita securi grassantur, extrahuntque carnes."

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • _lapillo_, and filling up all the crannies and interstices into which that substance had not been able to penetrate, completed the destruction of the city.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • “If your health will allow,” said the count to the poet, “I shall hope to receive you this evening under my roof; it will be a day to mark, as the old writer said ‘albo notanda lapillo.’

    Modeste Mignon

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