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1. A small stone or piece of porous substance reputed to cure snakebite.
2. See whetstone.
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(Complementary Medicine) obsolete a stone believed to be effective at curing snake bites
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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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