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orrery a clockwork model of the solar system, or of just the sun, earth, and moon. It is named after Charles Boyle (1676–1731), fourth Earl of Orrery, for whom a copy of the machine invented by George Graham c.1700 was made by the instrument-maker John Rowley.

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orrery

or·rer·y / ˈôrərē/ • n. (pl. -rer·ies) a mechanical model of the solar system, or of just the sun, earth, and moon, used to represent their relative positions and motions.

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orrery

orrery mechanism for representing the motions of the planets. XVIII. Named after Charles Boyle, Earl of Orrery, for whom a copy of the machine invented by George Graham c.1700 was made.

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