Lapidary style

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that style which is proper for monumental and other inscriptions; terse; sententious.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Perhaps, because of his insights into history, especially in the twelve essays of Part Six and their lapidary style, Rees-Mogg is deservedly quotable.
SCHALL, S.J., HAS WRITTEN a book in a lapidary style that recalls the distinction Max Picard made in Man and Language between vertical and horizontal ways of writing.
A lapidary style suggests the elegance and precision of works engraved in stone.