from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous generally small, rounded, dark brown to green glassy objects that are composed of silicate glass and are thought to have been formed by the impact of a meteorite with the earth's surface.
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- n. A small, round, dark glassy object, composed of silicates, formed by the rapid cooling of meteorite fragments that hit the Earth.
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- n. thought to derive from meteorites
Case said the rocks are in glass cases, and are pock-marked black tektite; one is tear-dropped shaped and about 3.5 inches long by 1.25 inches wide, and a half an inch thick.
The game has to be challenging, therefore a tektite is put in Link's path and he must kill it.
Anonymous talks about things like Link killing a tektite and how nothing philosophically significant should be extracted from such things.
Link killing the tektite is not some kind of commentary on how humans treat animals, it's not a detail created to establish Link's character, to convey him as courageous or to study the emotion he goes through when he does it.
TO A YOUNG MAN ASPIRING FOR WIZARDRY tektite serpent's jawbone lizard's tail monkey's paw curse of an aging snake, frog's croak distilled in dew sign omens gypsy spells-
As we gained experience and felt ready for longer tests, rocks from farther off would replace it, till the broom circled Earth carrying a tektite -- terrestrial, but fused and scattered by meteorite impact.