lazuli


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lazuli

(ˈlæzjʊˌlaɪ)
n
(Minerals) short for lapis lazuli
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Noun1.lazuli - an azure blue semiprecious stonelazuli - an azure blue semiprecious stone  
opaque gem - a gemstone that is opaque
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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.
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.
Puabi's body carried rings of gold, heavy earrings, and necklaces; more jewelry was placed on a table bedside the Queen, including a headgear and necklaces made of gold, silver, blue lapis lazuli and gemstones.
Both sides noted the successful holding of the RECCA-VII, counted the signing of the Lapis Lazuli Penta-lateral agreement as a practical achievement of the conference, and emphasized that practical steps be taken towards implementation of this agreement.
Together, these two segments form the start of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor, going right up to the borders of Europe.
Semi-precious stones, including turquoise, white howlite, malachite, lapis lazuli and tiger eye are complemented by chiselled metal decorations that "recall the symbolism of ancient oriental dynasties, in an imaginary journey through distant and mysterious lands" the company added.
Not only will this project stop the drips in front of the lapis lazuli marble of Our Lady's Altar, but help more people to realise we are open every day and here for everyone.
Her other favourite object is a memento of her pharmacist grandmother - a bottle containing lapis lazuli paint pigment.
A new report by Global Witness, a London-based watchdog group, published on June 6, estimates the government has lost at least 17 million USD in revenue from lapis lazuli in 2014, and 10 million USD in 2015.
Upon escaping, with the help of Princess Lazuli, Pinocchio vows not only to save Geppetto but also to free the enslaved magical creatures called Abatonians.