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meteorite

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Definition stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface
  • I felt out of control, a meteorite tumbling through space, tugged by gravity toward certain doom.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • 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
  • 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
  • Did not agree to go as meteorite.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • And the business of the meteorite.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "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
  • Tom said softly, "You think it's a meteorite, don't you?"
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • In a poem called "Exposure" I wrote then: If I could come on meteorite!
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • 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
  • He reached this conclusion after studying a meteorite.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • 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
  • Meteorites.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • 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
  • 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 ....
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • 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
  • 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
  • Forged of iron from a meteorite in the desert of Canaan.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • 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
  • "Meteorite," Hiro says.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash

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