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Orrery

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Órrery. n.s. An instrument which by many complicated movements represents the revolutions of the heavenly bodies. It was first made by Mr. Rowley, a mathematician born at Litchfield, and so named from his patron the earl of Orrery: by one or other of this family almost every art has been encouraged or improved.

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Orrery." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 19, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9725.


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