Meteoric iron
Meteoric Me`te*or"ic, a. [Cf. F. m['e]t['e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster]

2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster]

3. Flashing; transient and brilliant, like a meteor[3]; as, meteoric fame. ``Meteoric politician.'' --Craik. [1913 Webster]

{Meteoric iron}, {Meteoric stone}. (Min.) See {Meteorite}.

{Meteoric paper}, a substance of confervoid origin found floating in the air, and resembling bits of coarse paper; -- so called because formerly supposed to fall from meteors.

{Meteoric showers}, periodical exhibitions of shooting stars, occuring about the 9th or 10th of August and 13th of November, more rarely in April and December, and also at some other periods. [1913 Webster]


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  • Meteoric iron — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meteoric iron — noun : iron of meteoric origin compare meteorite * * * meteoric iron noun Iron as found in meteorites • • • Main Entry: ↑meteor …   Useful english dictionary

  • meteoric iron — meteoritinė geležis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. cosmic iron; meteoric iron vok. Meteoriteisen, n rus. метеоритное железо, n pranc. fer météorique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • meteoric iron — iron that forms a large ingredient of meteorites …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Iron in folklore — Iron has a long and varied tradition in the mythology and folklore of the world. As human blood smells of the iron which its cells contain, and blood in many traditions is equated with the life force, so iron and minerals have been considered to… …   Wikipedia

  • Iron in mythology — and folklore has a long and varied tradition throughout the world. As human blood smells of iron of which it is largely constituted, and blood in many traditions is equated with the life force, similarly iron and minerals have been attributed as… …   Wikipedia

  • Meteoric — Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3. Flashing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric paper — Meteoric Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric showers — Meteoric Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meteoric stone — Meteoric Me te*or ic, a. [Cf. F. m[ e]t[ e]orique.] 1. Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones. [1913 Webster] 2. Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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