Orreries
Orrery Or"re*ry, n.; pl. {Orreries}. [So named in honor of the Earl of Orrery.] An apparatus which illustrates, by the revolution of balls moved by wheelwork, the relative size, periodic motions, positions, orbits, etc., of bodies in the solar system. [1913 Webster]

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  • Orrery — Or re*ry, n.; pl. {Orreries}. [So named in honor of the Earl of Orrery.] An apparatus which illustrates, by the revolution of balls moved by wheelwork, the relative size, periodic motions, positions, orbits, etc., of bodies in the solar system.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orrery — noun (plural orreries) Etymology: Charles Boyle died 1731 4th Earl of Orrery Date: 1713 an apparatus showing the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by balls moved by a clockwork …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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