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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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