Definitions

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  • n. A stony-iron meteorite embedded with glassy crystals of olivine

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Pallas iron and meteorite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a meteorite composed principally of olivine and metallic iron

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Examples

  • Railway ties were laid callously across the fine pallasite stones; the line cleaved the former nation of Arbath like a whip-mark.

    Sun of Suns

  • Initial observations indicate that it's not a pallasite or" "

    The Dig

  • Springwater, Sask.: a 53-kg piece of a pallasite meteorite originally discovered in 1931 was found when a team returned to the fall site.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The Springwater pallasite is about 4.5 billion years old.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Unfortunately, I don't have a meteorite to give away, as I use what few I have for hands-on outreach and education purposes, and my pallasite is just too darn pretty to give away, but I do have a small yin of chaos in my big yang of order.

    Out of the Cradle

  • It's a profound feeling holding a piece of pallasite and trying to comprehend the cosmic forces that would have shaped such a marvelous thing.

    Out of the Cradle

  • The Brenham fall has the rarest of meteorites, a stony-iron mix called a pallasite.

    wacotrib - Latest News Headlines

  • The pallasite fragments of the Brenham meteorite were dug out of the ground and often have significant rust, he noted.

    wacotrib - Latest News Headlines

  • On the way out, I ogled the extremely rare 400-pound pallasite meteorite from the Brenham meteorite field in Kansas (not a good place to put a car lot, by the way), and the hovering replica of NASA's original Manned Maneuvering Unit, which apparently allows astronauts to fly without a tether to the Space Shuttle.

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