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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stone popularly reputed to cure hydrophobia, or to prevent it when threatened.

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  • “Among the Sontals in Bengal the snake stone, found within the head of the Adjutant-bird, is applied to a snake bite exactly in the same way and with the same supposed results as the Texas madstone, an accretion found, it is said, in the system of a white stag.”
    --Ranching, Sport and Travel

    October 14, 2011