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天然磁石
Simplified 天然磁石
Traditional 天然磁石
Pin Yin
tian1 ran2 ci2 shi2
English
  • loadstone
  • lodestone
  • [Medicine] loadstone; lodestone
Examples:
1. 天然磁石有磁性的磁铁矿,能吸引铁或钢
A piece of magnetite that has magnetic properties and attracts iron or steel.
2. 四千多年前,中国古代的劳动人民就注意到了天然磁石的吸引性质。
Over 4000 years ago, the laboring people of ancient China noticed the attracting property of the natural magnet.
3. 勺子是由一块天然磁石雕刻而成的。 当把它置于一块被磨得很亮的铜板上时,它会一直转动,直到指向南方。
The spoon itself was carved from lodestone and, when placed on a highly polished bronze plate, always rotated until it pointed south.