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See into the future. The fortune-teller’s crystal ball probably predates the term’s appearance in print by a good many years. An early instance is in Robert Browning’s Men and Women (1855): “The sights in a magic crystal ball.”
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Just as some look into crystal balls to see the future, we look at crystals in urine to divine the patient's clinical condition.
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