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Meerschaum (2 syl., German, sea-froth.)

This mineral, from having been found on the sea-shore in rounded white lumps, was ignorantly supposed to be sea-froth petrified; but it is a compound of silica, magnesia, lime, water, and carbonic acid. When first dug it lathers like soap, and is used as a soap by the Tartars.

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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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Median Stone (The)
Medicine
Medicinal Days
Medicinal Hours
Medina
Mediterranean (Key of the)
Medium (A)
Medora
Medoro (in Orlando Furioso)
Medusa
Meerschaum
Meg
Meg Dods
Meg Merrilies (in Sir W. Scott’s Guy Mannering)
Megarian School
Megarians (The)
Megatherium (Greek, great-beast)
Megrims
Meigle (in Strathmore)
Meiny
Meissonier-like Exactness

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