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Orrery

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An astronomical toy to show the relative movements of the planets, etc., invented by George Graham, who sent his model to Rowley, an instrument maker, to make one for Prince Eugène. Rowley made a copy of it for Charles Boyle, third Earl of Orrery, and Sir Richard Steele named it an orrery out of compliment to the earl. One of the best is Fulton’s, in Kelvin Grove Museum, West End Park, Glasgow.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Orleans
Ormandine
Ormulum
Ormusd or Ormuzd
Oromasdes
Oroöndatēs
Orosius (General History of)
Orotalt
Orpheus
Orpheus of Highwaymen
Orrery
Orsin
Orsini (Maffio)
Orson
Orthodox Sunday
Orts
Ortus
Ortwine
Orvietan
Os Sacrum
Osbaldistone

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Orrery