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Aʹetites (3 syl.)

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Eagle - stones. (Greek, aĕtos, an eagle.) Hollow stones composed of several crusts, one within another. Supposed at one time to form part of an eagle’s nest. Pliny mentions them. Kirwan applies the name to clay ironstones having a globular crust of oxide investing an ochrcous, kernel. Mythically, they are supposed to have the property of detecting theft.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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