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 Magna’no.Magnet’ic Mountain. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Magnet.
 
The loadstone; so called from Magne’sia, in Lydia, where the ore was said to abound. The Greeks called it magnes. Milton uses the adjective for the substantive in the line “As the magnetic hardest iron draws.”   1
 


 Magna’no.Magnet’ic Mountain. 

 
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