from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chiefly siliceous meteorite.
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- n. A meteorite consisting of silicate minerals
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stone, or metallic mass, which has fallen to the earth from distant space; a meteorite; a meteoric stone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body falling through the atmosphere to the earth from outer space; a meteorite; properly, a meteoric stone. See meteorite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stony meteorite consisting of silicate minerals
I have suggested (Pilgrimage iii. 159) that the famous Black Stone of Meccah, which appears to me a large aerolite, is a remnant of this worship and that the tomb of Eve near Jeddah was the old “Sakhrah tawílah” or Long Stone (ibid. iii.
It appeared to me a common aerolite covered with a thick slaggy coating, glossy and pitch-like, worn and polished.
Whilst kissing it and rubbing hands and forehead upon it I narrowly observed it, and came away persuaded that it is an aerolite.
A discussion arose on this subject, and Michel Ardan, always ready with an explanation, gave it as his opinion that the projectile, held by the lunar attraction, would end by falling on the surface of the terrestrial globe like an aerolite.
But later on it was discovered that the observers had been deceived in the body, and that what they had seen was an aerolite.
Whatever it might be, asteroid or aerolite or aerial monster, it had reappeared in such a way that its dimensions and shape could be much better appreciated, first in Canada, over the country between
This aerolite could not be the object in question, for how could an aerolite blow a trumpet?
“Albatross,” so that she might have been taken for a flaming aerolite.
Was it an aerolite shooting obliquely through the atmosphere?
Some days elapsed without any object, aerolite or otherwise, being described, and without any trumpet notes being heard in the atmosphere.