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eaglestone

[ee-guh l-stohn] /ˈi gəlˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a concretionary lump of ironstone about the size of a walnut, formerly believed to be carried by eagles to their nests as a magical aid in laying eggs.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; eagle + stone
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eaglestone

/ˈiːɡəlˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a hollow oval nodule of clay ironstone, formerly thought to have magical properties
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