or The Divine Stone. Worn by the Indians as an amulet to
preserve them from the bite of venomous animals, and to cure the
gravel, epilepsy, etc. (Hill.)
“The conversation was interspersed by continual cups of tea drunk out
of the most beautiful Chinese-ware, while the Ambar's cup was of a
green jade.” —Bonvalot: Across Thibet, chap.
A worthless horse. An old woman (used in contempt). A young
woman (not necessarily contemptuous).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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