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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lem’nian Earth.
 
A species of earth of a yellowish-grey colour, found in the island of Lemnos, said to cure the bites of serpents and other wounds. It was called terra sigilla’ta, because it was sealed by the priest before being vended. Philocte’ts was left at Lemnos when wounded in the foot by Herculs.   1
 


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