philosopher's stone

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phi·los·o·pher's stone

a stone sought by the alchemists of the Middle Ages that was supposedly able to transmute base metals into gold, to make precious stones, and to cure all ills, and thus confer longevity; it was also believed to be a universal solvent.
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The following autumn, in 2000, the next cohort of students also picked Sorcerer's Stone for the final text, and, like their peers, they confidently dismissed it.
Rather than encouraging linguistic pluralism, the American edition operates on the assumption that there exist corresponding words and objects across cultures, an assumption that flattens difference and that then produced a strange kind of solipsism throughout The Sorcerer's Stone. Scholastic routinely exchanges vocabulary and standardizes spelling according to American English.
1 Titanic........................EUR1,520m 2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King............EUR981m 3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone................................EUR804m 4 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers..............................EUR763m 5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace......................EUR761m 6 Jurassic Park..................EUR741m 7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets..............................EUR722m 8 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring........EUR717m 9 Shrek 2..........................EUR713m 10 Finding Nemo..............EUR712m
Chepstow-schooled Rowling came up with the Harry Potter idea, and wrote the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, when she was broke, unemployed, and a single mother living in a damp, one-room apartment in Edinburgh in 1994.
I'vebeen in The Bill and Family Affairs but this is the best yet -although my part in Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone was great -that was good for my CV.
Harry Potter : Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $317,575,550
In its first weekend in Japan, Reloaded earned a record $18.8 million (including preview screenings)--jump-kicking Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone into second place.
The Harry Potter series has produced only slightly less magical returns, with $60 million in world wide rentals alone for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Nor will the flood of such films subside anytime soon.
The previous record of viewers for the first two days after release was held by the first Harry Potter film, ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,'' which drew roughly 1.39 million people.
Police said they arrested a Chinese student on Thursday on suspicion of selling pirated DVDs of the hit movie ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.''
Thousands of dollars in stolen software was recovered in the raids, as well as bootleg films such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (which was available even before its theater release).