• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lapis A stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lapis A stone: used only as a Latin word. See phrases below.
    • n lapis A kind of calico-printing with indigo in which the resists are so composed that they act as a mordant for other dyes, those parts of the cloth which by the resist are protected from the action of the indigo, and are thus left white, being dyed in turn by madder or quercitron-baik. The patterns so produced were thought to bear some resemblance to lapis lazuli; hence the name.
    • n lapis A large boat of small draught used for carrying merchandise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lapis a kind of calico-printing with indigo, the resists acting as methods for other dyes, as madder or quercitron
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lapidariuslapis, lapidis, a stone.


In literature:

He had great ideas of his own cleverness, and hoped from the bottom of his heart to win the lapis lazuli.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
Suscipe exemplum: substantia est lapis, ferrum; duritia lapidis et ferri natura substantiae est.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
As a specimen of the more common formula on these tablets, a lapis lazuli tablet of Nippur may be chosen.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Pieces of lapis lazuli are being cleverly polished.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
On the marble floor were designs of graceful bouquets in onyx, lapis-lazuli, and agate.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
It is inlaid with turquoise, malachite, and lapis-lazuli, and sparkles with precious stones.
"Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt" by James Baikie
The hills, crowned with palms, embraced a sea as deeply blue as lapis-lazuli.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
France has lost one of her geographical celebrities, M. PIERRE LAPIE, from whose hand have issued a multitude of valuable maps.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
Or very fine powder of calamy alone, lapis calaminaris.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
For sole ornament she wore a necklace composed of lapis-lazuli hearts surmounted by crosses, hanging from a string of gold and pearls.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier

In poetry:

Upright neck, shining breast,
Hair true lapis lazuli;
Arms surpassing gold,
Fingers like lotus buds.
"Sister Without Peer" by Anonymous Africas
Two Chinamen, behind them a third,
Are carved in lapis lazuli,
Over them flies a long-legged bird,
A symbol of longevity;
The third, doubtless a serving-man,
Carries a musical instrument.
"Lapis Lazuli" by William Butler Yeats
And there were verdurous courts that scalloped arches wreathed,
Where fountains plashed in bowls of lapis lazuli.
Through enigmatic doors voluptuous accents breathed,
And having Youth I had their Open Sesame.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger
IN tombs of gold and lapis lazuli
Bodies of holy men and women exude
Miraculous oil, odour of violet.
But under heavy loads of trampled clay
Lie bodies of the vampires full of blood;
Their shrouds are bloody and their lips are wet.
"Oil And Blood" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

This "sacred blue " made from lapis lazuli was chosen over organic pigments for its fade resistance.
Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach 305-538-2000.
And a meta-painting depicting a scene of Munro 's studio and other paintings in the show, these only serve, in their tameness, to underline the intense, compelling perversity of Munro 's lapis and ochre phantasmagorias.
Roadrunner pin, fashioned in France, is made of 14-karat gold, diamonds, lapis and turquoise.
Lapis Studio is holding an event called Sound Immersion at The Growing Lotus Studio in Harrisburg on October 19th.
Voyage to the End of Winter Voyage au bout de l'hiver Anne Lapied, Erik Lapied, 2010 France 77 minutes.

In science:

We note that these deviations from NFW are qualitatively in accord with those proposed by Lapi & Cavaliere (2009), as found in their semi-analytic modeling of cluster formation.
The Highest Resolution Mass Map of Galaxy Cluster Substructure To Date Without Assuming Light Traces Mass: LensPerfect Analysis of Abell 1689
But the AGN signal is tiny, and direct detection through pointed observations with, for example, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA3 ) (Lapi, Cavaliere, & De Zotti 2003; Chatterjee & Kosowsky 2007) will be challenging.
Tentative Detection of Quasar Feedback from WMAP and SDSS Cross-Correlation
This thermal coupling between the AGN and the surrounding ICM is usually called ”quasar ” feedback, which may be a me chanism for pre-heating of the ICM (Lapi et al. 2005; McCarthy et al. 2004, 2008; Sijacki et al. 2009; Lapi et al. 2010).
Thermal and non-thermal traces of AGN feedback: results from cosmological AMR simulations