from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A provincial (south of England) name of an echinite or fossil sea-urchin found in the Cretaceous.
- n. In Scotland, the name of a clay concretion also called clay-dog or clay-stone. See clay-stone and concretion, 3.
- n. A popular designation of a stone arrow-head, from the superstitious belief that it is of supernatural origin.
- n. A fanciful name sometimes given to twin crystals of staurolite.
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Your son will persevere in search of the fairy-stone that changes lead into gold, to pay for Pol's wicked friendship and for the pearls behind the dangerous smiles of that Matheline.
Sylvestre Ker, to know when he would at last find the fairy-stone.
And it happened that, late and early, Pol Bihan now came to the tower, bringing with him the laughing Matheline; for it was rumored that at last Sylvestre Ker would soon find the fairy-stone and become a wealthy man.
When they spoke of Sylvestre Ker, it was to say, "What if some fine morning he should find the secret of the fairy-stone that is the mother of gold!"
Josserande also knew that her beloved son sought after the fairy-stone, and even had mentioned it to Gildas the Wise, who shook his venerable head and said, --