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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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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.
Between two of the windows stood a large Florentine cabinet, made out of ebony and inlaid with ivory and blue lapis. He watched it as though it were a thing that could fascinate and make afraid, as though it held something that he longed for and yet almost loathed.
The bare vaulting of trees along the Mall was ceiled with lapis lazuli, and arched above snow that shone like splintered crystals.
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.
According to Poralan, the "lapis at papel" contributions were gathered from NAC employees in its mining operations in Caraga Region: Cagdianao Mining, Hinatuan Mining, and Taganito Mining; and also in Rio Tuba in Palawan - Rio Tuba Nickel Mining; in Isabela - Dinapigue Mining; as well as employees of Cordillera Explorations and Emerging Powers Inc.
The 'lapis at papel' contributions were gathered from NAC employees in its mining operations in CARAGA Region and Dinagat Islands - Cagdianao Mining, Hinatuan Mining, and Taganito Mining; also in Rio Tuba in Palawan - Rio Tuba Nickel Mining; in Isabela - Dinapigue Mining; as well as employees of Cordillera Explorations and Emerging Powers Inc.
One of the segments of the Lapis Lazuli corridor runs through the ferry line between the Caspian ports of Turkmenbashi and Baku.
According to the project of Lapis Lazuli, railway lines and highways will connect the city of Turgundi (Afghan province of Herat) with Ashgabat first and then with the Caspian port of Turkmenbashi.
After knowing the lapis specularis he has dedicated a set of book-boxes to this fascinating stone with which he has opened windows to the historical and geological past.
When Yeats began to conceive and create the poem "Lapis Lazuli" after he received a Chien Lung lapis lazuli carving on July 4, 1935, as a seventieth birthday present from Henry Talbot de Vere Clifton to whom the poem is dedicated, he had known about China for more than half a century.
The particles, it turned out, were of ultramarine pigment, the finest and most expensive of blue colourings, made of lapis lazuli stone from Afghanistan.