lapidarist


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lapidarist

(ˈlæpɪdəˌrɪst)
n
1. (Jewellery) formal or archaic another word for lapidary
2. (Professions) formal or archaic another word for lapidary
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Noun1.lapidarist - an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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His minute and careful attention to detail might best be compared to the art of the lapidarist" (Introduction, The Emblems xviii).
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And so for example you may find the work of the lapidarist Matteo dal Nassaro, who originally worked for Francis I from 1515 to 1547 (in a studio near the Louvre on the right bank of the Seine, whose waters drove the wheels Matteo needed for cutting and polishing metals and precious stones) in the collections of a wealthy scrap dealer -and why not.
But whereas the undiplomatic Stanford repeatedly regretted his incautious tongue, the equally undiplomatic Elgar collected grievances (real or imagined) with a lapidarist's devotion, and afterwards exhibited considerable relish in elaborate belittlement of Stanford while giving a public lecture.