Lemnian ruddle

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lemnian ruddle a red chalk found in Lemnos
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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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