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 Philosopher with the Golden Thigh.Philosopher’s Stone. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Philosopher’s Egg (The).
A preservative against poison, and a cure for the plague; a panacea. The shell of a new egg being pricked, the white is blown out, and the place filled with saffron or a yolk of an egg mixed with saffron.   1

 Philosopher with the Golden Thigh.Philosopher’s Stone. 

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