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Snake-Stones

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Small rounded stones or matters compounded by art, and supposed to cure snake-bites. Mr. Quekett discovered that two given to him for analysis were composed of vegetable matters. Little perforated stones are sometimes hung on cattle to charm away adders.

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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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Smith of Nottingham
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Smoke Silver
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