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lap·is

 (lăp′ĭs)
n.
1. Lapis lazuli.
2. A medium to dark blue.

[Short for lapis lazuli.]

lapis

(ˈlæpɪs)
n
(Colours) the deep blue colour of lapis lazuli
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Between two of the windows stood a large Florentine cabinet, made out of ebony and inlaid with ivory and blue lapis.
But the walls were made of screens of marble tracery--beautiful milk-white fretwork, set with agates and cornelians and jasper and lapis lazuli, and as the moon came up behind the hill it shone through the open work, casting shadows on the ground like black velvet embroidery.
The bare vaulting of trees along the Mall was ceiled with lapis lazuli, and arched above snow that shone like splintered crystals.
Huge columns carved out of single masses of marble, and inlaid from top to bottom with a hundred intricate figures wrought in costly verde antique; pulpits of the same rich materials, whose draperies hung down in many a pictured fold, the stony fabric counterfeiting the delicate work of the loom; the grand altar brilliant with polished facings and balustrades of oriental agate, jasper, verde antique, and other precious stones, whose names, even, we seldom hear-- and slabs of priceless lapis lazuli lavished every where as recklessly as if the church had owned a quarry of it.
They were sombre blues, opaque like a delicately carved bowl in lapis lazuli, and yet with a quivering lustre that suggested the palpitation of mysterious life; there were purples, horrible like raw and putrid flesh, and yet with a glowing, sensual passion that called up vague memories of the Roman Empire of Heliogabalus; there were reds, shrill like the berries of holly -- one thought of Christmas in England, and the snow, the good cheer, and the pleasure of children -- and yet by some magic softened till they had the swooning tenderness of a dove's breast; there were deep yellows that died with an unnatural passion into a green as fragrant as the spring and as pure as the sparkling water of a mountain brook.
Pocket watches, wristwatches with Tiger's eye and Lapis Lazuli dials, watches with precious stones, watches made specially for rulers in and around the Middle East, vintage print advertisements, eye pieces, tools for fixing watches, logbooks from 1940 to 1979 -- all these and more are on display.
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN), a designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, confirmed today that it has acquired the semiconductor optical components business unit (OCU) of LAPIS Semiconductor Co Ltd.
The Beads of Lapis Lazuli" tells the story of Kathryn Marshall as her obsession with ancient Minoan civilization begins to try her life and marriage.
The jewellery range includes necklaces, bangles, rings and earrings featuring semiprecious stones such as agate, yellow tiger's eye and lapis lazuli.
One of the pieces that are to be displayed also includes lapis lazuli stones, which are found in Afghanistan.
The followers of Nasir claimed Malik controlled the lapis lazuli mine in the district and was exploiting it, he said.
One victim of such allegation was PT Diadyani Timber which was accused of committing illegal logging in April December 2008, while it was waiting for extension of its operating license PT Diadyani is a subsidiary of the Kayu Lapis Indonesia group holding the IUPHHK license for natural forests based on a decision of the forestry minister No.