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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Planetarium consisting of an apparatus that illustrates the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by rotation and revolution of balls moved by wheelwork.

Usage examples (38)
  • Other beginning words, such as orrery, posset and mornay, also defeated spellers.
  • The Rev.Mr. Veal had an orrery, an electrifying machine,
  • It was crude, but it might serve to represent the orrery.
  • Ser Perth stripped off the case to reveal the orrery to Hanson. for more
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