lapidary LAP-uh-dair-ee, adjective:
- Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
- Engraved in stone.
- Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
- One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
- A dealer in precious stones.
Though his brief tenure as head coach was marred by scandal, NCAA probation, and frequent criticism from fans and the media alike, we should always remember Mike Shula's lapidary name outside Denny Chimes and salute him as one of our own.