Lapidary's lathe


Lapidary's lathe
Lapidary Lap"i*da*ry, n.; pl. {Lapidaries}. [L. lapidarius, fr. lapidarius pertaining to stone: cf. F. lapidaire.] 1. An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones. [1913 Webster]

2. A virtuoso skilled in gems or precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work. [1913 Webster]

{Lapidary's lathe}, {Lapidary's mill}, {Lapidary's wheel}, a machine consisting essentially of a revolving lap on a vertical spindle, used by a lapidary for grinding and polishing. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lapidary — Lap i*da*ry, n.; pl. {Lapidaries}. [L. lapidarius, fr. lapidarius pertaining to stone: cf. F. lapidaire.] 1. An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones. [1913 Webster] 2. A virtuoso skilled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapidary's mill — Lapidary Lap i*da*ry, n.; pl. {Lapidaries}. [L. lapidarius, fr. lapidarius pertaining to stone: cf. F. lapidaire.] 1. An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones. [1913 Webster] 2. A virtuoso… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapidary's wheel — Lapidary Lap i*da*ry, n.; pl. {Lapidaries}. [L. lapidarius, fr. lapidarius pertaining to stone: cf. F. lapidaire.] 1. An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones. [1913 Webster] 2. A virtuoso… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapidaries — Lapidary Lap i*da*ry, n.; pl. {Lapidaries}. [L. lapidarius, fr. lapidarius pertaining to stone: cf. F. lapidaire.] 1. An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones. [1913 Webster] 2. A virtuoso… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grinding — Grind ing, a. & n. from Grind. [1913 Webster] {Grinding frame}, an English name for a cotton spinning machine. {Grinding mill}. (a) A mill for grinding grain. (b) A lapidary s lathe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grinding frame — Grinding Grind ing, a. & n. from Grind. [1913 Webster] {Grinding frame}, an English name for a cotton spinning machine. {Grinding mill}. (a) A mill for grinding grain. (b) A lapidary s lathe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grinding mill — Grinding Grind ing, a. & n. from Grind. [1913 Webster] {Grinding frame}, an English name for a cotton spinning machine. {Grinding mill}. (a) A mill for grinding grain. (b) A lapidary s lathe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grinding mill — noun 1. : any of various machines for grinding (as of grain or sugarcane) or for dressing by grinding (as of metal parts) 2. : a lapidary s lathe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metalworking — Machining a bar of metal on a lathe. Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large scale structures. The term covers a wide range of work from large ships and bridges to precise engine parts… …   Wikipedia

  • diamond cutting — Branch of lapidary art involving the five basic steps in fashioning a diamond: marking, cleaving, sawing, girdling, and faceting. The most popular style is the brilliant cut, a round stone with 58 facets; a round diamond with only 18 facets is… …   Universalium