Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 10/07/16 Lodestone/Loadstone

Lodestone/Loadstone (noun)
lodestone or loadstone [lohd-stohn]


noun
1. a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron.
2. a piece of this serving as a magnet.
3. something that attracts strongly.


Origin: 1505-15; lode (in obsolete sense “way, course”) + stone

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