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Word of the Day – Orrery

By August 17, 2016Word of the Day

Orrery (noun)


A clockwork model of the solar system, or just the sun, earth and moon.

Named after the fourth Earl of Orrery who it’s thought one of the earliest ones was made for.

Example sentences

“Every child in Harry Potter seems to have an orrery”

“I knew I wouldn’t feel like a proper astromer until I had an orrery.”

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