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Postby Bailey » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:18 am

lode·star also load·star (ldstär)
n.
1. A star, especially Polaris, that is used as a point of reference.
2. A guiding principle, interest, or ambition.



[Middle English lodesterre : lode, way; see lode + sterre, star; see star.]

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Postby Slava » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:25 pm

Here's the Dr.'s treatment: http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2646

That's a lode off.
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