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 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'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… …   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

  • 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

  • mill — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. grinder, millstone, millrace; factory, plant, works, shop; (pl.) industry. See business, contention. v. i. stir, wander. See circularity. v. t. grind, pulverize. See powderiness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • pewter-mill — pewˈter mill noun A lapidary s pewter polishing wheel for amethyst, agate, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑pewter …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • pewter mill — noun : a lapidary s wheel used for stones of the hardness of amethyst or agate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • gim peg — ˈjim noun or gem peg ˈjem Etymology: gim alteration of gem : a cranked iron support in a lapidary s mill for the block into which the gem stick is stuck …   Useful english dictionary

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