load|stone

load|stone
load|stone «LOHD STOHN», noun.
1. a hard, black stone that attracts iron and steel as a magnet does. It is a kind of magnetite.
2. Figurative. something that attracts: »

Gold was the loadstone that drew men to Alaska.

Also, lodestone.
[< earlier load or lode way, course + stone]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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