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Monday, December 14, 2015

Definitions for telluric

  1. of or proceeding from the earth or soil.
  2. of or relating to the earth; terrestrial.

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Citations for telluric
A comparative study of similar classic adventures…has convinced even the most cautious and conservative gold chroniclers that Ponce de Leon's exploit, far from being a wild-goose chase, was in fact a most sanguine telluric adventure undertaken to reestablish the hegemony of the rapidly disappearing yellow metal. Henry Miller, "Money and How It Gets That Way," Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, 1962
Geoscientists have been measuring the currents that flow through Earth beneath our feet for over 100 years. These so-called telluric currents are thought to be generated by friction and piezoelectric effects within rock. , "Spacecraft Saw ULF Radio Emissions over Haiti before January Quake," MIT Technology Review, December 9, 2010
Origin of telluric
1830-1840
Telluric is derived from the Latin word tellūs meaning "earth." It entered English in the early 1800s.
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