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Projecʹtion

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Powder of projection, or the “Philosopher’s Stone.” A powder supposed to have the virtue of changing baser metals into gold or silver. A little of this powder, being cast into molten metal of the baser sort, was to project from it pure gold or silver. Education may be called the true “powder of projection.”

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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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Prodigy
Profane
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Profound (The)
Prog
Progne or Prokne
Progress
Projection
Proletaire
Proletariat
Prometheus
Promethean
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Promethean Unguent (The)
Prometheans
Promise of Odin (The)
Promised Land
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