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Terrestrial Sun

(That). Gold, which in alchemy was the metal corresponding to the sun, as silver did to the moon. (Sir Thomas Browne: Religio Medici, p. 149, 3.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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