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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
  stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth’s surface
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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
  • His idea was that meteorites might be falling in a heavy shower upon the planet, or that a huge volcanic explosion was in progress.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Tom said softly, "You think it’s a meteorite, don’t you?"
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden

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  • "Stones don’t fall from the sky," Conseil said, "or else they deserve to be called meteorites."
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I’ve seen him get like this before, when he’s writing a new song or is trying to convince me to do something I won’t want to do—like go camping with him—and nothing, not a meteorite crashing into the planet, not even a girlfriend in the ICU, can dissuade him.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Then he set out a meteorite, a missile Eetion in power used to hurl— before Akhilleus brought him down and took this fused iron with plunder in his ships.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • And the business of the meteorite.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He reached this conclusion after studying a meteorite.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Perhaps, like them, I was a throwback, a small distant meteorite that died several hundred years ago and now lived only by virtue of the light that speeds through space at too great a pace to realize that its source has become a piece of lead . This was silly, such thoughts.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man

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  • Equally mind-boggling were the building’s natural treasures—plesiosaur skeletons, a priceless meteorite collection, a giant squid, even a collection of elephant skulls brought back from an African safari by Teddy Roosevelt.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Did not agree to go as meteorite.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • In a poem called "Exposure" I wrote then: If I could come on meteorite!
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • They strike with the force of a meteorite, If people act up out on the Raft, they will make the problem go away.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Meteorites.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Many people in Berkshire, Surrey, and Middlesex must have seen the fall of it, and, at most, have thought that another meteorite had descended.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The guide shows them agate from Brazil and violet amethysts and a meteorite on a pedestal that he claims is as ancient as the solar system itself.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Denning, our greatest authority on meteorites, stated that the height of its first appearance was about ninety or one hundred miles.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • He approached the mass, surprised at the size and more so at the shape, since most meteorites are rounded more or less completely.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • 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.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Fallen meteorite!
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • 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.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Rabbit, do you know what we bored into today? A meteorite.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Karp, upon breaking open his meteorites, was able to isolate bacteria.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He wondered what Nagy would say, or Karp, if they knew about the meteorite.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He became discouraged and set his work with meteorites aside; the organisms were later destroyed in an accidental laboratory explosion on the night of June 27, 1963.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Scientists in the 1960’s were not willing to entertain notions of life existing in meteorites; all evidence presented was discounted, dismissed, and ignored.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Then, at the suggestion of colleagues at the Ann Arbor observatory, Karp began to investigate meteorites with the intent of determining whether they harbored life, or showed evidence of having done so in the past.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Leavitt went over the reports and the papers and found no reason to reject the meteorite studies out of hand; many of the experiments were careful, well-reasoned, and compelling.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He announced that he had taken great pains to avoid contamination: each meteorite he examined had been washed in twelve solutions, including peroxide, iodine, hypertonic saline, and dilute acids.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Three years ago, her brother had walked Katherine down this corridor, introducing her to the SMSC by proudly showing off some of the building’s more unusual items—the Mars meteorite ALH-84001, the handwritten pictographic diary of Sitting Bull, a collection of wax-sealed Ball jars containing original specimens collected by Charles Darwin.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "Meteorite," Hiro says.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Forged of iron from a meteorite in the desert of Canaan.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Known as the Akedah knife, it had been crafted over three thousand years ago from an iron meteorite that had fallen to earth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The big Catling gun on the deck of the Enterprise opens up again and fires another meteorite of depleted uranium slugs into the side of an unoccupied barge about twenty feet from Hiro.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The arguments and counter-arguments were complex, but boiled down to a simple substrate: whenever a worker would announce that he had found a fossil, or a proteinaceous hydrocarbon, or other indication of life within a meteorite, the critics would claim sloppy lab technique and contamination with earth-origin matter and organisms.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "But it’s something more than a meteorite.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
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