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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Definitions for lodestone
  1. something that attracts strongly.
  2. a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron.
  3. a piece of this serving as a magnet.

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Citations for lodestone
The portrait was for him a lodestone imbued with some irresistible magnetic force. Allen Kurzweil, A Case of Curiosities, 1992
Her name was still a lodestone for the courageous and hopeful, and she still sang her siren song to young dreamers around the world. John Jakes, California Gold, 1989
Origin of lodestone
1505-1515
Lodestone entered English in the 1500s with the first element of the word, lode, meaning "way, course."
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