Definition of Orreries

1. Noun. (plural of orrery) ¹



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Definition of Orreries

1. orrery [n] - See also: orrery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orreries

orphically
orphism
orphisms
orphrey
orphreyed
orphreys
orpiment
orpiments
orpin
orpine
orpines
orpins
orra
orrach
orrachs
orreries (current term)
orrery
orrice
orrices
orris
orrises
orrisroot
orrisroots
orrorrhœa
ors
orschallite
orse
orseille
orseilles
orseillin BB

Literary usage of Orreries

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1. Treatise on Clock and Watch Making: Theoretical and Practical by Thomas Reid (1832)
"On Finding Numbers for the Wheels and Pinions of orreries, ... such as are properly suited for the motions requisite for orreries or planetariums. ..."

2. A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts by Thomas Young (1845)
"... or orreries have sometimes been employed, in which the comparative periods of the revolutions have been expressed by-various combinations of ..."

3. Hunt's Hand-book to the Official Catalogues: An Explanatory Guide to the by Robert Hunt (1851)
"GLOBES AND orreries. (Exhibitors 175, 188, 198, 200, 207, 212, 218, 354.) Newtonian Globes. (212.)—These globes are hung in stationary rings or meridians, ..."

4. On the Mental Illumination and Moral Improvement of Mankind: Or, An Inquiry by Thomas Dick (1836)
"... orreries afford no correct views of these particulars; and some of them convey very erroneous and distorted conceptions of the relations of the solar ..."

5. Life of James Ferguson, F.R.S.: In a Brief Autobiographical Account, and by James Ferguson, Ebenezer Henderson (1870)
"We may here remark, that Ferguson had several emine nt rivals in the art of constructing orreries ; of whom may be mentioned— 1st. ..."

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