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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Loadstone, n. [e.m.E.] A loadstone. Also transf. (to a curling-stone). — 1638 Adamson Muses Thr. (1638) 18.
And ye my loadstones of Lednochian lakes Collected from the loughs
1645–6 J. Hope Diary (1958) 146.
A blackish blew much lyke the color of a loadstone
1667 Edinb. Test. LXXIII. 86.
David Cowstoune skipper, … ane loadstone

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