lapidary \LAP-uh-dair-ee\, adjective:
1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
2. Engraved in stone.
3. Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
1. One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
2. A dealer in precious stones.
Origin: Lapidary is from Latin lapidarius, "pertaining to stone," from lapis, lapid-, "stone."
- Abbreviation of "For me to poop on." Popularised by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog of "Late Night with Conan O'Brian" fame.
"Yeah, Kirk. That was great acting, Kirk, really great acting...FMTPO!!!" - Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to William Shatner on the occasion of his visit to the "Late Night with Conan O'Brian" show, regarding Shatner's acting in the original television series "Star Trek."
- J'accuse: French journalist Emile Zola published his defense of Alfred Dreyfus, the army captain falsely convicted of treason because he was Jewish (1898)
- Henry Ford: patented his plastic car, which ran on ethanol; the plastic was soybean-based, and the car was unsuccessful (1942)
- L. Douglas Wilder: became the first African American elected governor of a US state — Virginia (1990)