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  • noun Plural form of aerolite.

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Examples

  • Great meteorites -- "aerolites" as they are called -- are like great comets, chance visitors to our world.

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  • I have been in the vicinity of the fall of three aerolites, none of which I could afterward discover.

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  • Does the passage of a few such aerolites through the atmosphere to the earth by day cause thunder without clouds?

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • If I were a chemist, I would tell him that the aerolites, bodies evidently formed exteriorly of our terrestrial globe, have, upon analysis, revealed indisputable traces of carbon, a substance which owes its origin solely to organized beings, and which, according to the experiments of Reichenbach, must necessarily itself have been endued with animation.

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  • It must have been very peculiar, if in all aerolites not wedge-shaped, no such phenomenon had ever been observed.

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  • Super-Sargasso Sea, says that, though it is difficult to trace connection between the phenomena, three aerolites had fallen in five months, in India, during thunderstorms, in 1851 (may have been 1852).

    The Book of the Damned

  • Mexico, not only in the state of ore, but occurring nearly pure in aerolites of great size, as at Cholula, and at Zacatecas, not far from the great ruins there; so that the only reason for their not using it must have been ignorance of its qualities.

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  • It is not customary to think of damned stones raising an outcry against a sentence of exclusion, but, subjectively, aerolites did -- or data of them bombarded the walls raised against them --

    The Book of the Damned

  • Mems. _, 2-9-306, it is argued that certain roundish stones that have been found in coal are "fossil aerolites": that they had fallen from the sky, ages ago, when the coal was soft, because the coal had closed around them, showing no sign of entrance.

    The Book of the Damned

  • With an inextinguishable ardour he observed aerolites, meteors, and fire-balls, and all the glowing ruins and blazing sparks which pass through the terrestrial atmosphere with prodigious speed, and as a reward for his studious vigils he received the indifference of the public, the ingratitude of the

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