from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Matter ejected from a volcano in the form of lapilli.
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The bodies here found were on the _lapillo_ at a height of about fifteen feet from the level of the ground.
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
 Pliny ix. 48, says of the octopus: "imposito lapillo extra corpus ne palpitatu ejiciatur: ita securi grassantur, extrahuntque carnes."
_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.
“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.’