His idea was that meteorites might be falling in a heavy shower upon the planet, or that a huge volcanic explosion was in progress.
Many people in Berkshire, Surrey, and Middlesex must have seen the fall of it, and, at most, have thought that another meteorite had descended.
Denning, our greatest authority on meteorites, stated that the height of its first appearance was about ninety or one hundred miles.
He approached the mass, surprised at the size and more so at the shape, since most meteorites are rounded more or less completely.
Then suddenly he noticed with a start that some of the grey clinker, the ashy incrustation that covered the meteorite, was falling off the circular edge of the end.
But very early in the morning poor Ogilvy, who had seen the shooting star and who was persuaded that a meteorite lay somewhere on the common between Horsell, Ottershaw, and Woking, rose early with the idea of finding it.
"But it’s something more than a meteorite.
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Trucks carry off skeletons and meteorites and octopi in jars and herbarium sheets and Egyptian gold and South African ivory and Permian fossils.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
I felt out of control, a meteorite tumbling through space, tugged by gravity toward certain doom.