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  • 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.
  • Fallen meteorite!
  • 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.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank

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