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Philosopher’s Egg (The)

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A preservative against poison, and a cure for the plague; a panacea. The shell of a new egg being pricked, the white is blown out, and the place filled with saffron or a yolk of an egg mixed with saffron.

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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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Philistines
Philistinism
Phillis
Philoclea
Philoctetēs
Philomel or Philomela
Philomelus
Philopœmen
Philosopher
Philosopher with the Golden Thigh
Philosopher’s Egg (The)
Philosopher’s Stone
Philosopher’s Tree (The)
Philosophers
Philosophy
Philotimē
Philoxenos of Cythēra
Philoxenos of Leucadia
Philter (A)
Phineus
Phiz

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