snakestone


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snake·stone

 (snāk′stōn′)
n.
1. A small stone or piece of porous substance reputed to cure snakebite.
2. See whetstone.

snakestone

(ˈsneɪkˌstəʊn)
n
(Complementary Medicine) obsolete a stone believed to be effective at curing snake bites

snakestone

A naturally-occurring stone with glass-like qualities believed by some to be the hardened saliva of adders and used to protect against evil.
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But it all came to an end the year after that County Hurdle reverse, when an awful fall from Snakestone at Wolverhampton shattered his face and his prospects.
Alexander Pope, who has been called the first professional poet in English, initiates a certain mythology of The Writer's Den with his beloved underground grotto lined floor to ceiling with bits of mirror, colored glass, seashell, snakestone, "Cornish diamond.
44) Martha Baldwin, "The Snakestone Experiments: An Early Modern Medical Debate," Isis, 86 (1995), 394-418.