A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Loadstone, n. [e.m.E.] A loadstone. Also transf. (to a curling-stone). — And ye my loadstones of Lednochian lakes Collected from the loughs; Adamson Muses Thr. (1638) 18.
A blackish blew much lyke the color of a loadstone; 1645–6 J. Hope Diary (1958) 146.
David Cowstoune skipper, … ane loadstone; 1667 Edinb. Test. LXXIII. 86.

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