Word of the day - lapis lazuli


Lapis Lazuli - An opaque to translucent blue, violet-blue, or greenish-blue semiprecious gemstone composed mainly of lazurite and calcite

Use lapis lazuli in a sentence:

His eyes followed the ball—that’s what they always said, never take your eyes off the ball—he raised his glove, shielding his eyes from the sun, watching as the ball, a mere speck at first, traveled in a high arc across the great lapis lazuli of the sky, growing larger and larger until it was no longer the glove that blocked out the sun but the ball itself, blocking out not just the sun but the sky and everything else, and he realized it wasn’t a ball at all but a giant asteroid, so it was with a sigh of relief that the huge mass of rock and ice just cleared the left field fence and wiped out the entire neighboring state of Nebraska.


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