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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possesses polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically.

Usage examples (36)
  • The ancient Egyptians called the loadstone the bone of Haroeri, and iron the bone of Typhon.
  • To-morrow, by the end of the day, we shall come to a mountain of black stone, called loadstone, for thither the currents bear us perforce.
  • They lit their pipes, put a specimen of the coal on the table, and made it a kind of loadstone of thought and conversation.
  • "loadstone" (magnetic iron ore) seems first to have been found. for more
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