Examples from the Web for lodestone
Beale Street drew them, it has been said, “like a lodestone.”Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was my lodestone, my centering point, my story as a journalist covering Germany and the East Bloc.
But these details were only secondary matters—his face was the lodestone that chained the eye.Roughing It|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Beyond a peradventure Frances was the lodestone that attracted him.A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
The Swedish block of lodestone before the mineralogical museum gives me a greeting from my native land.The Inferno|August Strindberg
Davies calls Elizabeth "lodestone to all hearts and lodestar to all eyes."
At this time the magnet received the name of lodestone or leading stone.Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One|Nehemiah Hawkins
British Dictionary definitions for lodestone
- a rock that consists of pure or nearly pure magnetite and thus is naturally magnetic
- a piece of such rock, which can be used as a magnet and which was formerly used as a primitive compass