Lemnian earth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lemnian earth an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; -- formerly sold as medicine, having astringent properties.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lemnian earth cimolite
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Usage

In literature:

Lemnian earth, ruddle, and very many minerals do this, and yet they are fatuously said to attract.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
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