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sky Sentence Examples

  • The moon is full, the sky full of stars.

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  • The sky was dark, the stars plentiful and bright.

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  • Jule lifted his head to the night sky and closed his eyes.

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  • The sky was dark, the stars plentiful and bright.

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  • Some things never changed, like the blue sky, the sun orb, the grass and oceans.

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  • The next eruption, and the one after it, gave insufficient light to help, but then a multiple display hung in the sky like a full moon, giving time for his eyes to search left and right.

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  • The next eruption, and the one after it, gave insufficient light to help, but then a multiple display hung in the sky like a full moon, giving time for his eyes to search left and right.

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  • The flutter of a black trench coat blended with the dark sky as Gabriel twisted them in midair, so he'd hit back first, with her protected in his arms.

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  • As soon as the sun appeared in a clear strip of sky beneath the clouds, the wind fell, as if it dared not spoil the beauty of the summer morning after the storm; drops still continued to fall, but vertically now, and all was still.

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  • The distant sky showed signs of growing lighter.

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  • It was nighttime on this side of the world, and the sky was clear.

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  • Verdant forests stretched to the steely sky, a swath of green, brown, and grey.

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  • Shouldn't you be floating in the sky somewhere? she asked skeptically.

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  • How was it I did not see that lofty sky before?

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  • A rope fell out of the sky, striking Dean on the shoulder.

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  • The sky began to dim, and she played with the magic, adrenaline speeding the power's flow through her.

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  • At the entrance to the Arbat Square an immense expanse of dark starry sky presented itself to his eyes.

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  • One source of energy was darker than a stormy sky while another was as bright as the sun.

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  • Dusty glanced up at the sky, where the clouds had gone from black to slate.

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  • Why is the sky so blue?

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  • The air was crisp and fresh, the night sky clear.

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  • The air was crisp and fresh, the night sky clear.

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  • She returned her gaze to the sky at the awkward silence that fell.

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  • She returned her gaze to the sky at the awkward silence that fell.

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  • He never expected to see the blue sky again or the trees around the fortress, let alone sip sweet tea and nibble on berry scones.

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  • He never expected to see the blue sky again or the trees around the fortress, let alone sip sweet tea and nibble on berry scones.

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  • She walked slowly, taking in everything from the patches of blue sky visible through the trees to the spring flowers sprinkling the forest floor.

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  • The stars, as if knowing that no one was looking at them, began to disport themselves in the dark sky: now flaring up, now vanishing, now trembling, they were busy whispering something gladsome and mysterious to one another.

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  • But during the first nineteen months of my life I had caught glimpses of broad, green fields, a luminous sky, trees and flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly blot out.

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  • She rubbed her head and glared at him, watching as he followed his father in the direction where both sky and sea darkened into blackness.

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  • Skidding, half on his feet, half on his seat, he had negotiated a hundred yards further when a glowing flash brightened the sky to the north.

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  • Of course, she didn't leap cars with motorcycles or sky dive, but in retrospect, she had always been attracted to danger – at least to some degree.

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  • From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.

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  • It was bedtime on her side of the world, but dawn was breaking the sky outside her windows.

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  • The demons had been able to enter her realm when the sky broke apart.

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  • She saw his large frame against the night sky outside the small cave, human one moment, then decidedly not the next.

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  • There were stars in the sky and the new moon shone out amid the smoke that screened it.

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  • The still air became more charged the closer they got to the center of the storm, the sky darker.

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  • I knew the sky was black, because all the heat, which meant light to me, had died out of the atmosphere.

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  • She asks many questions about the sky, day and night, the ocean and mountains.

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  • Sometimes it looked as if the clouds were passing, and a clear black sky appeared.

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  • But I've just had the bad luck to come out of the sky, skip the solid earth, and land lower down than I intended.

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  • Each day fleecy clouds floated across the sky and occasionally veiled the sun, but toward evening the sky cleared again and the sun set in reddish-brown mist.

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  • The Atlanta night was muggy and dark; a thin layer of smog trapped the city's light and made the sky glow an eerie yellow-orange.

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  • High up in the light sky hung the full moon.

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  • He found a strange woman with pink hair and a blue face, sprawled on the beach, staring at the sky with a childlike fascination.

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  • The afternoon sun was high in the sky, baking the revelers in summer warmth as they clustered around the intersection of Sixth and Main Street, the site of the infamous water fight.

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  • Gabriel crossed to the window and stared at where the dark ocean and night sky met in the distance.

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  • Gabriel crossed to the window and stared at where the dark ocean and night sky met in the distance.

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  • "She thinks the Lake of Souls cracked the same way the sky did," Cora said in excitement.

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  • It was near dusk, with the sky growing dark in the distance.

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  • It was near dusk, with the sky growing dark in the distance.

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  • I may be either the driftwood in the stream, or Indra in the sky looking down on it.

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  • "Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out," she replied.

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  • Daniel himself felt this, and as usual stood just inside the door, trying to speak softly and not move, for fear of breaking something in the master's apartment, and he hastened to say all that was necessary so as to get from under that ceiling, out into the open under the sky once more.

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  • "Is the hole in the sky sealed at least?" he asked, referring to the entry the demons had made into Death's underworld prior to his takeover.

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  • When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop.

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  • It was growing light, the sky was clearing, only a single cloud lay in the east.

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  • The frozen sea beneath her feet was the color of tar, the black clouds above paused mid-swirl around a pop of blue sky in the storm's center.

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  • It is a vitreous greenish blue, as I remember it, like those patches of the winter sky seen through cloud vistas in the west before sundown.

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  • Pierre glanced up at the sky and the twinkling stars in its faraway depths.

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  • His body shook, and he flung his head back to the sky with a hoarse shout.

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  • The sun crossed the sky, and an hour before it would set, he returned.

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  • Or sometimes I watched a pair of hen-hawks circling high in the sky, alternately soaring and descending, approaching, and leaving one another, as if they were the embodiment of my own thoughts.

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  • The sky was given the status of something pure and clean, the earth sort of a dirty wasteland, and anything below water level or the ground considered Hellish.

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  • It was a sign that her power was weakening, just like the cracking of the sky in the underworld's dome.

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  • Not only could he no longer think the thoughts that had first come to him as he lay gazing at the sky on the field of Austerlitz and had later enlarged upon with Pierre, and which had filled his solitude at Bogucharovo and then in Switzerland and Rome, but he even dreaded to recall them and the bright and boundless horizons they had revealed.

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  • His blue eyes were colder than the sky on a winter morning in Virginia.

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  • No one else would attempt to catch rays with the clouded sky and massive storm clouds in the distance!

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  • Her gaze went to the sky again as she recalled the nightmare.

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  • Nicholas Rostov turned away and, as if searching for something, gazed into the distance, at the waters of the Danube, at the sky, and at the sun.

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  • How beautiful the sky looked; how blue, how calm, and how deep!

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  • Blinded by sunlight and blue sky, she closed her eyes.

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  • This was one of the great days; though the sky had from my clearing only the same everlastingly great look that it wears daily, and I saw no difference in it.

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  • He could see the clear starry sky between the dark roofs of two penthouses.

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  • She might as well have been dropped out of the sky by a clumsy stork.

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  • The sun was brilliant, the pinks and oranges – combined with the multiple shades of blue sky as it lightened – creating a vision beyond that of any dream.

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  • The sky had grown darker again and the wind made queer sobbing sounds as it swept over the valley.

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  • I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.

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  • Whatever we may say about the soul going to the sky... we know there is no sky but only an atmosphere.

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  • And the sky was a fairy realm like the earth.

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  • When she crawled into bed and turned off the light, the night sky performed a fireworks display in the distance.

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  • Only the reflection of the white snow and grey sky provided light once she stepped outside.

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  • His gaze went from the sky to her to the body at her feet.

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  • The room was dark, the floor-to-ceiling windows displaying the incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, whose frame was outlined by lights against the dark Parisian sky She was about to step onto the balcony when a knock at the door drew her attention.

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  • World class vistas, trickling silver rivers of high snow melt-off, sky as blue as a queen's velvet robe, and the green and grey of forest and rock towering in every direction—all went unseen.

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  • Half-drunk by the time Rhyn explained things to her the day before, she'd come away from that conversation more baffled than she'd been when she fell out of the sky onto the beach.

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  • Half-drunk by the time Rhyn explained things to her the day before, she'd come away from that conversation more baffled than she'd been when she fell out of the sky onto the beach.

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  • Above him was a clear blue sky, and the sun's vast orb quivered like a huge hollow, crimson float on the surface of that milky sea of mist.

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  • Above the heights was the dark clear sky, and to the right the vast orb of the sun.

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  • Above him there was now nothing but the sky--the lofty sky, not clear yet still immeasurably lofty, with gray clouds gliding slowly across it.

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  • He had felt it for the first time when the shell spun like a top before him, and he looked at the fallow field, the bushes, and the sky, and knew that he was face to face with death.

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  • Down by the pond, frogs were singing their night songs and the sky was filled with bright stars.

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  • The dark sky stretched far overhead, no sign of morning yet visible.

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  • Only when the moon was halfway across the sky did he rouse himself.

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  • She forced herself to notice how dark the sky was, the rich scent of earth in the air, the tickle of the pine needles that brushed her skin.

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  • They sat in silence throughout the afternoon, until the sun sank far enough out of the sky to perch on the ocean.

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  • Only when the moon was halfway across the sky did he rouse himself.

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  • She forced herself to notice how dark the sky was, the rich scent of earth in the air, the tickle of the pine needles that brushed her skin.

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  • This unpleasant impression merely flitted over the young and happy face of the Emperor like a cloud of haze across a clear sky and vanished.

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  • Dawn came slowly, followed by the brilliant blue sky of morning.

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  • And as he spoke, the other lawmakers listened in silence till the darkness began to fade and the sky grew bright again.

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  • Lisa pulled a curtain back to examine the sky.

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  • She rubbed her legs and stared up at the sky.

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  • In the morning she rolled out of her bed before the sun could stain the sky.

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  • Quinn slapped me on the back as he looked up at the darkening sky.

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  • She'd said not a word for the two hour ride to my castle in the sky.

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  • She managed a nod at the eyes that had grown darker than the sky.

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  • Lightning exploded in the sky.

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  • Her ears still rung from the explosions lighting up the sky.

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  • He looked at his watch, satisfied to see it was past dawn despite the storm-blackened sky.

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  • The vamp said something about splitting the sky.

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  • As she hopped the short distance from rocks to the ground leading up to the compound, she caught the silhouettes of two men against the cloudy sky.

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  • It mingled with the magic of the monument, and she threw it upward, towards the sky.

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  • "The seal will never be whole again," the Watcher said in a hushed tone, his green eyes on the sky.

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  • His eyes traveled from the desert to the sky.

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  • Several cars were on fire, and black smoke spiraled toward the sky.

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  • The soulless, ancient intelligence there was as fathomless as the night sky.

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  • All the peaks remained snow-capped, giving sharply defined contrast to the green of their slopes and the blue of the summer sky.

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  • Dean pointed out the peaks that ringed them; Cirque and Teakettle Mountains, and Potosi Peak, all over 13,000 feet, and Mount Sneffles, standing tall beyond the others, stretching 14,150 feet to the sky.

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  • Without the light in front of him, his progress was brief pictures taken by the flashes from the sky.

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  • The sky was sparkly enough to fascinate her.

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  • Deidre watched the sunrise, awed by the colors that filled the sky.

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  • Cracking of the sky.

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  • The other night, he sat on a beach with one Deidre and watched the moon cross the sky.

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  • It swung around, nose down and then darted off across the field and up into the sky.

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  • The surface of the pond was as smooth as glass, reflecting a small fluffy cloud as it floated across the inky sky.

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  • She walked down the beach opposite the party, gaze alternating between the ocean at her feet and the full moon climbing into the sky.

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  • Deidre sat and dropped onto her back, staring up at the sky.

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  • He was tall and clothed in all black, ominous and large against the slate sky.

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  • She suspected fireworks and saw something streak into the sky.

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  • Rhyn dropped back to stare at the sky.

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  • She sat on the river bank across from a series of wide, large steps leading up a hill to the park where the Arch stood, framed against a black sky.

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  • The snow fell straight from the sky without the wind and was soft and fluffy beneath her feet.

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  • He looked up at the sky.

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  • The room consisted of a massive bed with black bedding and white pillows, a wardrobe and trunks, and yawning windows to the sky that light never touched.

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  • Far across the sea, he saw the black walls of Hell stretching from water to sky.

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  • Mercifully, he said nothing, only stood close to her and stared into the same sky.

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  • She rubbed her scarred arm and glanced up at the sky, which had begun to lighten.

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  • Snow fell from the sky to be either burned by the pyre or to cover the red mess that was the rest of the park.

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  • It was midmorning on this side of the world, and Rhyn squinted up at the sky.

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  • Her gaze went to the sky, where the demon bird had appeared in her dream.

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  • Beating his wings so hard they hurt, he rose into the sky and soared around the small island, finally spotting three lone figures in small valley not too far from the Sanctuary.

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  • Katie stood on her tiptoes and looked up, taking one last look at the blue sky before she held her breath and ducked beneath the water.

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  • The windows were open and the sky beyond the trees dark.

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  • Kiera's thoughts, warm and fuzzy after too much of Evelyn's special punch, drifted as she gazed into the quiet night sky.

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  • Evelyn tossed a hand toward the dark night sky again.

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  • I like the sun and sky and ocean-- what is there to say other worlds have those?

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  • That Kiera would have her ocean, sky, and grass on the new planet?

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  • They have green grass, oceans, and blue sky just like us.

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  • Brilliant sunlight blinded her after days of grey, and she blinked at the bright, familiar blue sky.

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  • A blue planet, two thrones, a hacienda-style dwelling, an older man and woman, fire in the sky, a red planet, war.

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  • The night was clear and cool, the sky a beautiful pageant of dark blue silk and brilliant stars, of streaking meteors and two glowing orbs.

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  • She was delicate, with long hair as dark as the night sky and large eyes that turned from blue to green to grey.

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  • Evelyn sat at the window seat, gazing at the dark sky as she had every night since Kiera disappeared.

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  • The morning was cool, the sky lightening.

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  • Sparring lasted until the sky was clear of night's blue, at which point he took the sword from her.

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  • She lowered her sword long before the sky lightened.

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  • Nishani followed him from the bustling, warm banquet room to the cool courtyard in front of the house beneath a full sky of suns.

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  • Beyond a nearby mountain range, lights and explosions lit up both the sky and the air between earth and sky.

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  • She watched the flares of color against the night sky with tired fascination.

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  • The battle still raged in the distance, the colors duller against the morning sky.

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  • She returned to the row house just as the sun began to burn off the mist and the blue sky appeared in the distance.

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  • It was dark, the dual moons high in the sky.

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  • She heard no signs of war but saw the distant night sky light up with orange and red flashes.

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  • The sky was dark and peaceful.

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  • The hum of a spacecraft made her pulse leap again, and her eyes found the small craft descending from the sky to a landing point a hundred meters away.

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  • The sky was a deeper blue, the green of the spruce and pine even darker than usual against the incredible white blanket that reflected the sun so brightly one was forced to squint or wear sunglasses.

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  • Any activity ten thousand feet in the sky quickly separated the properly trained from the panting wannabes.

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  • The darkening sky matched the mood of Bird Song's guests and inhabitants as they woke to a busy Saturday morning, the main day of the ice festival.

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  • It was a signature day in Ouray, better than the best of the area's finest painted or photographed images with the sky so blue, the pines so green and the snow so white, you couldn't paint truer colors with an art store's inventory.

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  • There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.

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  • Before entering, he looked up at the cerulean fall sky once more to feel the sun.

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  • The last memory each held involved a man with eyes piercing and black as the night sky.

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  • Carmen glanced up at the sky.

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  • She glanced up at the sky.

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  • The sky hung like a gray sheet over the white landscape and huge flakes continued to fall.

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  • He trotted to join Dan as the helo lowered from the sky.

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  • The sky was clear, one of the few clear nights since she arrived to the Peak.

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  • The valley appeared as vast as the sky, both stretching until they met a second range of mountains in the distance.

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  • Brady looked from the injured man to the streaks of red in the sky, which were answered by two more streaks to the north.

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  • He paused, glancing at the yellow stripe of dawn nudging back the night sky.

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  • Lana grew uneasy and watched the sky flare with rocket and laser fire from the battle at the Peak.

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  • She saw smoke moving across the sky a moment before the helicopter rolled and began its sickening maneuvers again.

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  • They were close to her condo; she drove the massive Sky Bridge every day to get to work.

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  • Attack on feds fleeing towards Sky Bridge.

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  • You're lucky if you fell out of the sky into the river and lived to tell it.

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  • Where were you headed when you fell out of the sky?

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  • "I wouldn't call falling out of the sky an accident," he grunted.

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  • Her words fell as hard as he had from the sky.

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  • He recalled the horror of falling from the sky and getting caught in the bridge.

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  • Laser fire chased them across the sky, and he gripped the edge of the open bay tightly, not wanting another fall from the sky.

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  • He looked away, at the blue sky visible through the window.

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  • Gabriel's gaze swept around the room again, and he looked out at the blue sky.  He'd never again visit this room or see the mortal world.  This much he knew the moment he chose to help Rhyn and Katie over his promise to Death.

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  • The dream sky wasn't even real, and he missed it already.

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  • It was still dark, and the moons of the underworld hadn't moved far across the sky.  He sat, uneasy with the dream exchange with Death.  A small fire burned between him and Katie, whose pale features and shadowed eyes were showing the effects of both her pregnancy and the toll the underworld took on mortals.

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  • Rhyn lay still and folded his hands beneath his head, staring at the sky.

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  • The dream seemed so short, but the sky had begun to lighten on the horizon.  The dream faded as he sat up.  Toby stood nearby, his young face solemn.

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  • The two trees whose girth had been small enough for her wrap her arms around had expanded in width and height, reaching towards the gray sky of the underworld.  Katie craned her neck, unable to see the tops of the trees.  Their trunks had grown outward from the trail until they were as wide as a football field.  Their massive roots ruptured the ground that had been the trail, creating a ravine she could see even from their safe distance.

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  • Toby clutched it and twisted in the branch's grip, until he could see the dark storm clouds moving slowly across the sky.

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  • He'd left her there.  She cursed herself for insisting on resting and paused, looking up at the cloudy sky visible through the overhead canopy.

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  • He looked up instinctively, sensing something different about this thunder.  It didn't sound like the rumbling thunder he'd heard in the mortal world.  It sounded like an explosion in the sky.  The jungle canopy blocked his view, so he leapt up to catch the branch of the nearest tree.  He scaled the tree quickly, stopping only when he broke through the layers of leaves.  More tiny explosions came, and he twisted to see what they were.

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  • Thunder cracked overhead, and Toby looked up.  Ully ran into him as the angel stopped, and they both stared at the sky.  He thought he saw something in the sky, but the trees blocked it.

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  • Even the thunder of the underworld sounded weird.  Katie glanced towards the sky, silently cursing the rain.  She made her way over a fallen log and waited for Deidre before continuing.

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  • Mama, there are demons everywhere.  They opened a portal in the sky and are just flying and flying, hundreds of them!

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  • Kris and Kiki both looked towards the sky when the thunder began.  They'd both given their jackets to Hannah, whose step was growing slower the farther they went into the jungle.  Kiki muttered but didn't openly bitch, probably knowing Kris had no patience for anyone insulting his mate.

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  • Rhyn's jaw clenched, and he looked up at the sky.  He stood and hauled Kris to his feet, indicating the forest.

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  • Katie rolled onto her stomach, almost too tired to get up.  The sky and jungle were growing dark.  Through the bramble, she saw the marble palace.  Death's palace.  Katie's heart beat harder as she looked at her destination, not at all certain this was where she should've gone but not knowing where else to go.

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  • "Back to the palace," Rhyn said with a glance towards the dark sky.  It was the last day he could press Death for a favor.

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  • He had awakened a few moments before the usual time, ordinarily a good sign, but after rubbing open his eyes, he discovered it was a white day, hazy and sultry, without a speck of blue in the sky.

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  • The late night storm had blown Wednesday's hazy whiteness east to New Jersey and the Atlantic beyond, leaving in its place a high pressure system, a sky painted deep blue and patched with just enough puffy clouds for contrast.

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  • The weather remained ominous with dark clouds rolling in, pushed by an ever-increasing wind that churned the sky in threatening waves.

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  • As soon as the plane left the runways they were enveloped in clouds, and neither ground nor sky visible during the entire one-hour flight to Baltimore.

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  • What was supposed to be sunshine, mild temperature and puffy white clouds turned out to be intermittent showers and a sky as gray as Dean's sweat socks.

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  • He thought she would cry but instead she lay back on the grass, arms beneath her head, and after a time, began naming the shapes of the clouds passing across the sky.

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  • The flight out on Friday night had been a comfortable few hours spent at thirty-odd thousand feet, sandwiched between a cloud-covered countryside and a starlit sky.

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  • The sky fascinated Dean.

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  • The highway to Pagosa Springs followed the San Juan River up the pass to the top of the Rocky Mountains while side streams, arush with melting snow, ice cold to the touch, cascaded down from the roof of the sky, thousands of feet above.

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  • They sat that way for a long time, silently watching the evening shadows grow long and then consume the sky.

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  • It rose from the beach to the sky and harbored the source of the immortals' power in the immortal world.

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  • Unable to move, barely able to breathe, she watched the sun climb into the sky.

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  • Talia's head was split open, her lifeless eyes staring at the sky.

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  • The desert around him was quiet and the sky overhead clear.

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  • The stars didn't shine quite so bright in the immortal world, and the sky didn't seem as endless.

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  • Her gaze went to the sky, and she assessed the sight she'd never seen before.

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  • A glance at the sky revealed darker clouds in the west.

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  • By noon, the dark clouds made the sky as dark as early evening.

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  • Jenn gazed at the obelisk that rose into the sky.

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  • It rose to the sky.

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  • Trees flew overhead and the sparkling clouds drifted down from the sky.

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  • White fire spewed from the ground upward, towards the sky.

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  • Furious at his own weakness, Darian lay back and stared at the sky.

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  • Darian watched the sky turn from dark to dawn, unconcerned with the chilly desert morning.

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  • When a strip of yellow lit the edge of the night sky, Taran returned to his perch in a large window facing the sunrise.

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  • She did not fight but focused on the night sky far above.

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  • He hit hard, rolling in time to see the sky disappear.

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  • The sky was clear and stars bright.

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  • Her gaze went to the sky.

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  • When dawn lit up the sky in front of her, she cried.

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  • Two of us… He trailed off, his gaze turning to the sky peeking through the window.

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  • Taran's gaze went to where the dark ocean met the sky in the distance.

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  • Vara turned away, hands on his hips and face toward the sky.

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  • Taran, she'll die before the last of the light fades from the sky!

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  • Taran watched him and rubbed the back of his neck, squinting at the lightened sky near the sunset.

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  • As dawn broke across the sky, the elder demon who possessed Memon spoke to him.

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  • The sun was casting its last orange rays into the sky when they all loaded onto the wagon and headed into the field.

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  • Immediately lightening blazed a trail through the dark sky.

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  • They leaned against the railing, Gerry facing the crowd and Jessi facing the sky and sea.

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  • Jessi watched him go, texted her cousins then returned her gaze to the dark sky and ocean.

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  • Pensive, she stared at the dark sky.

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  • The silvery moon above was bright, and she admired what she thought might be her last vision of the star-speckled night sky.

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  • It is a matter of common observation that the blue of the sky is highly variable.

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  • Closely associated with the colour is the polarization of the light from the sky.

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  • It should be evident that what we have first to explain is the fact that we receive any light from the sky at all.

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  • Were the atmosphere non-existent or absolutely transparent, the sky would necessarily be black.

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  • According to it, sky blue would be the blue of the first order in Newton's scale.

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  • The general conclusion would appear to be that, while as seen from the earth's surface much of the light from the sky is due to comparatively gross suspended matter, yet an appreciable proportion is attributable to the molecules of air themselves, and that at high elevations where the blue is purer, the latter part may become predominant.

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  • On this and other accounts the coloration of the sky is highly variable.

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  • The proportion of occurrences of negative potential under a clear sky was much above its average in autumn.

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  • Thus a latent image of the " reseau-lines " will be formed on the sensitive plate, and, when the latter has been exposed to the sky in the telescope, we obtain, on development, a negative of the images both of the stars and of the reseau-lines.

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  • AFTERGLOW, a broad high arch of whitish or rosy light appearing occasionally in the sky above the highest clouds in the hour of deepening twilight, or reflected from the high snowfields in mountain regions long after sunset.

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  • Having dwelt in that egg for a year, that lord spontaneously by his own thought split that egg in two; and from the two halves he fashioned the heaven and the earth, and in the middle,the sky,and the eight regions (the points of the compass), and the perpetual place of the waters.

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  • The Hippodrome in Paris somewhat resembles the Roman amphitheatre, being open in the centre to the sky, with seats round on rising levels.

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  • After the explosion he hurried back to Holyrood and feigned surprise at the receipt of the news half an hour later, ascribing the catastrophe to "the strangest accident that ever chancit, to wit, the fouder (lightning) came out of the luft (sky) and had burnt the king's house."

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  • The sky is almost constantly overcast, and rain falls, mostly in a drizzle and in frequent showers, on about 250 days in the year.

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  • In the desert he was worshipped as an atmospheric deity, who manifested himself in thunder and lightning, whose abode was in the sky, whose sanctuary was on the mountain summit of Horeb-Sinai, and whose movable palladium was the ark of the covenant.

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  • Mr English, one of his secretaries, has furnished a picture of him at this period seated in a study lined on two sides with books and darkened by green screens and curtains of blue muslin, which required readjustment with almost every cloud that passed across the sky.

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  • The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent.

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  • - his meteoric career did but colour the sky of the Jews with deeper blackness.

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  • In the Mandaean representation the sky is an ocean of water, pure and clear, but of more than adamantine solidity, upon which the stars and planets sail.

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  • "Nevertheless," says an eye-witness, "though earth, sea and sky were against us, the king's orders had to be obeyed and the daily march made."

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  • Thus, the Eskimo are said to believe in spirits of the sea, earth and sky, the winds, the clouds and everything in nature.

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  • The sky is continuously cloudless from the beginning of May till about the end of October; during the summer months the nights as a rule are dewy, except in the desert.

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  • and goes on his journey through the sky, it is merely to come back to the place where he rose; rivers flow for ever into the sea without filling it.

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  • Tantalus's betrayal of the secrets of the gods refers to the sun unveiling the secrets of heaven; the slaying of Pelops denotes the going-down of the sun, Pelops meaning the "` gray one," an epithet of the gloomy sky in which the last rays of the sun are extinguished.

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  • That is to an eye at F', the planet would seem to move around the sky with a nearly uniform speed.

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  • 3, Court open to sky.

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  • sky after sundown, more usually called Hesperus.

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  • " Just as we see in the firmament above, covering all things, different signs which are formed of the stars and the planets, and which contain secret things and profound mysteries studied by those who are wise and expert in these things; so there are in the skin, which is the cover of the body of the son of man, and which is like the sky that covers all things above, signs and features which are the stars and planets of the skin, indicating secret things and profound mysteries whereby the wise are attracted who understand the reading of 1 The view of a mediate creation, in the place of immediate creation out of nothing, and that the mediate beings were emanations, was much influenced by Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021-1070).

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  • A fortnight later he wrote to Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, "The sky begins to clear.

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  • The Hebrew name for Orion also means "fool," in reference perhaps to a mythological story of a "foolhardy, heaven-daring rebel who was chained to the sky for his impiety" (Driver).

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  • Though but faintly pictured in the Vedic hymns, he is there invoked with Ormazd, or Ahuramazda, the god of the sky, and is clearly a divinity of light, the protector of truth and the enemy of error and falsehood.

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  • It is sufficient to look at wire gauze backed by the sky or by a flame, through a piece of blackened cardboard, pierced by a needle and held close to the eye.

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  • It is also to be noticed that the space between the two bows is considerably darker than the rest of the sky.

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  • The same remarks apply to the fifth bow, which differs from the third and fourth in being situated in the same part of the sky as the primary and secondary bows, being just above the secondary.

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  • The fifth book, which has the most general interest, professes to explain the process by which the earth, the sea, the sky, the sun, moon and stars, were formed, the origin of life, and the gradual advance of man from the most savage to the most civilized condition.

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  • From November to April there are usually constant dryness, a clear sky, and considerable, though by no means oppressive, heat.

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  • From June to September the sky is obscured for weeks together by fog, which is often accompanied by drizzling rain called garua.

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  • During the rainy season, from October to May, the sky is generally clear at dawn, and the magnificent snowy peaks are clearly seen.

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  • They are directed from a point in the sky near the star 7 Andromedae.

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  • According to some he was the god of consuming fire; others saw in him the bright sky, or the heaven; still others recognized in him a storm god, a theory with which the derivation of the name from Heb.

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  • deal with the phenomena of the heavens and of time, which is measured by the motions of the heavenly bodies, with the sky and all its wonders, fire, rain, thunder, dew, winds, &c. Books v.

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  • Then the sword bent towards the earth, the sky darkened, thunder pealed, lightning flashed, and the whole world was wasted by famine, bloodshed and pestilence.

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  • But in the mountainous provinces of the interior and in those along the western coast, deep snow covers the ground throughout the whole winter, and the sky is usually wrapped in a veil of clouds.

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  • Through the graceful cryptomerias distant mountains and the still more distant sky could be seen, and between the buildings in the foreground and those in the middle distance atmosphere appeared to be perceptible.

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  • Their great aim seems to be the production of the exquisite Chinese monochromes known as u-kwo-tien-tsing (blue of the sky after rain) and yueh-peh (clair-detune).

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  • Smooth lawns, pure springs and the open sky are necessary for perfecting the bleaching process.

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  • The demons carry on conflicts with each of the six classes of creation, namely, the sky, water, earth, plants, animals represented by the primeval ox, and mankind represented by Gayomard or Kayumarth (the "first man "of the Avesta).

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  • The sun was setting (sunset at 6:45 P.M.), and as soon as it dipped beneath the horizon (just before 7 P.M.) the English ships were silhouetted sharply against the red glow of the western sky, whilst the Germans were scarcely discernible against the gathering night clouds in the east.

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  • The blue of the sea-water as observed by the Forel scale has of course nothing to do with the blue appearance of any distant water surface due to the reflection of a cloudless sky.

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  • During the monsoon the climate is very damp, and at times even cold and raw, thick clouds and mist enveloping the sky for many days together.

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  • 35 Heracles holding up the sky on a cushion.

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  • If these suppositions have a basis of reality, the proper motion of Algol should be disturbed by a small, but measurable undulation, corresponding to the projection of its orbit upon the sky; and although certainty on the point cannot be attained for some years to come, Lewis Boss regarded the evidence available in 1895 as tending to confirm Dr Chandler's theory.6 Proceedings Amer.

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  • Two of them, indeed, took direct possession of their respective portions of the sky.

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  • The representation thus handed down (in the verses of Aratus) has been thought to tally best with the state of the sky about 2000 B.C.; 12 and the mention of a polestar, for which Eudoxus was rebuked by Hipparchus, seems, as W.

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  • The synodical revolution of the moon laid down the lines of the solar, its sidereal revolution those of the lunar zodiac. The first was a circlet of " full moons "; the second marked the diurnal stages of the lunar progress round the sky, from and back again to any selected star.

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  • This was followed by a long series of popular treatises in rapid succession, amongst the more important of which are Light Science for Leisure Hours and The Sun (1871); The Orbs around Us and Essays on Astronomy (1872); The Expanse of Heaven, The Moon and The Borderland of Science (1873); The Universe and the Coming Transits and Transits of Venus (1874);(1874); Our Place among Infinities (1875); Myths and Marvels of Astronomy (1877); The Universe of Stars (1878); Flowers of the Sky (1879); The Peotry of Astronomy (1880); Easy Star Lessons and Familiar Science Studies (1882); Mysteries of Time and Space and The Great Pyramid (1883); The Universe of Suns (1884); The Seasons (1885); Other Suns than Ours and Half-Hours with the Stars (1887).

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  • The old schools and universities were being quietly interpenetrated by the new spirit of humanism, when the sky was suddenly darkened by the clouds of religious conflict.

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  • Ptolemy catalogued 8 stars, Tycho 7 and Hevelius Of these, the seven brightest (a of the 1st magnitude, 0, y, of the 2nd magnitude, and b of the 3rd magnitude) constitute one of the most characteristic figures in the northern sky; they have received various names - Septentriones, the wagon, plough, dipper and Charles's wain (a corruption of " churl's wain," or peasant's cart).

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  • gegen, opposite, and schein, shine), an extremely faint luminescence of the sky, seen opposite the direction of the sun.

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  • With Professor Pickering's usual comprehensiveness, the inquiry was so arranged as to cover the whole sky; and with four telescopes - two at Cambridge for the northern hemisphere, and two at Arequipa in Peru for the southern - to which a fine 24-in.

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  • The progress of navigation and the association of divinities of the sky with maritime affairs probably also assisted to bring about the change, although the memory of her earlier function as a goddess of childbirth survived till imperial times.

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  • The climate of Melbourne is exceptionally fine; occasionally hot winds blow from the north for two or three days at a time, but the proportion of days when the sky is clear and the air dry and mild is large.

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  • in a sky world, peopled by corporeal beings, as well as by spirits of the dead; the latter may even be entirely absent; the mythology of the Australians relates largely to corporeal, non-spiritual beings; stories of transformation, deluge and doom myths, or myths of the origin of death, have not necessarily any animistic basis.

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  • As such he represents the generative power of the sky, which fructifies the earth with the warmth of the sun and the moisture of rain.

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  • There is no evidence of the existence of a cult of Caelus, the occurrence of the name in dedicatory inscriptions being due to Oriental influences, the worship of the sky being closely connected with that of Mithras.

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  • The polar clock, devised for use in place of a sun-dial, applies the fact that the plane of polarization of sky light is always 90° from the position of the sun; hence by measuring the azimuthal angle of the plane, even when the sun is below the horizon, correct apparent solar time may be obtained.

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  • 6piTcov, dividing), the apparent circle around which the sky and earth seem to meet.

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  • At sea this circle is well defined, the line being called the sea horizon, which divides the visible surface of the ocean from the sky.

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  • Here he had set up, on the igth of August 1727, a more convenient telescope than that at Kew, its range extending over 64° on each side of the zenith, thus covering a far larger area of the sky.

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  • The sky is usually cloudless or only partly cloudy.

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  • He made brilliant experiments elucidating the blue of the sky, and discovered the precipitation of organic vapours by means of light.

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  • The plant's true home is heaven, and soma is drunk by gods as well as men, and it is under its influence that Indra is related to have created the universe and fixed the earth and sky in their place.

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  • This, and the sky searching previously mentioned, means increased internal gearing and a larger upper tube.

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  • Whilst in the British service sky searching up to right overhead was arranged for, German periscopes as a whole are limited to 20° above the horizontal.

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  • in 12 19 as a memorial of a victory over the Esthonians, won by the appearance in the sky of a red banner bearing a white cross.

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  • The badge of the order was a white Maltese cross decorated in gold, with the gold lilies of France at the angles, in the centre a white dove with wings outstretched, the ribbon was sky blue (cordon bleu).

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  • Other Saxon orders are the military Order of St Henry, for distinguished service in the field, founded in 1736 in one class; since 1829 it has had four classes; the ribbon is sky blue with two yellow stripes, the gold cross bears in the centre the effigy of the emperor Henry II.; the Order of Albert, for civil and military merit, founded in 1850 by Frederick Augustus II.

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  • The scene of the future life may be thought of on earth, in some distant part of it, or above the earth, in the sky, sun, moon or stars, or beneath the earth.

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  • a great star shell soared into the sky, which was soon thick with them shining dimly through the eddies of the smoke.

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  • This paper was followed by many others on diverse topics - on rain and dew and the origin of springs, on heat, the colour of the sky, steam, the auxiliary verbs and participles of the English language and the reflection and refraction of light.

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  • Sometimes the arrangement of the cells on both sides of the leaf is similar, as occurs in leaves which have their edges presented to the sky.

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  • His servant, sent repeatedly to search the sky for signs, returned the seventh time reporting a little cloud arising out of the sea "like a man's hand."

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  • The sky was speedily full of clouds and a great rain was falling when Ahab, to escape the storm, set out in his chariot for Jezreel.

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  • He tells how, when he had slowly taken in the doctrine of logical figures and moods, he put it aside and would prove things only in his own way; how he then heard about bodies as consisting of matter and form, as throwing off species of themselves for perception, and as moved by sympathies and antipathies, with much else of a like sort, all beyond his comprehension; and how he therefore turned to his old books again, fed his mind on maps and charts of earth and sky, traced the sun in his path, followed Drake and Cavendish girdling the main, and gazed with delight upon pictured haunts of men and wonders of unknown lands.

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  • Usually the under or concave edge of the arc is the more clearly defined, and adjacent to it the sky often seems darker than elsewhere.

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  • Sometimes a large part of the sky shows a diffuse illumination, which, though brighter in some parts than others, possesses no definite outlines.

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  • These show how the frequency of visible auroras diminished as cloud increased from o (sky quite clear) to 10 (sky wholly overcast).

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  • loo 82 57 46 8 Out of a total of 1714 hours during which the sky was wholly overcast the Swedish expedition saw auroras on 17, occurring on 14 separate days, whereas 226 hours of aurora would have occurred out of an equal number of hours with the sky quite clear.

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  • In the northern hemisphere to the south of the zone of greatest frequency, the part of the sky in which aurora most generally appears is the magnetic north.

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  • accounts for only 81% of the total displays; of the remainder 15% appeared in the zenith, while 4% covered the whole sky.

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  • The bulk of Greek historical literature having perished, and in the absence of both archaeological data from Iran, we can only speculate on the inner life of these Greek cities under a strange sky.

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  • It has to be considered, however, that many of those sermonizing pieces which are so tedious to us, especially when we read two or three in succession (perhaps in a very inadequate translation), must have had a quite different effect when recited under the burning sky and on the barren soil of Mecca.

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  • The bright green of the fields, the reddish-brown or dull green of the great river, contrasting with the bare yellow rocks, seen beneath a brilliant sun and a deep-blue sky, present views of great beauty.

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  • Except a narrow belt on the north along the Mediterranean shore, Egypt lies in an almost rainless area, where the temperature is high by day and sinks quickly at night in consequence of the rapid radiation under the cloudless sky.

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  • The regular inundations, the ease of irrigating the rich alluvial flats, and the great heat of the sun in a cloudless sky, while limiting the natural ~ora, gave immense opportunities to the industrious farmer.

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  • Chief the rng these cosmic deities was the sun-god Re, whose supremacy V ned predestined under the cloudless sky of Egypt.

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  • When the sky was imagined as a cow, whc was a calf born anew every morning.

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  • Eg~ icerning earth and sky there were many different opinions.

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  • Alongside these fanciful conceptions there existed fatl~ sore sober view, according to which the earth was a long lege, l plain, and the sky an iron roof supported by the tops of thai intains or by four pillars TflJ at the cardinal points.

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  • Probably at first a goddess of the sky, she is early mentioned in connection with Re.

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  • There was indeed a certain justification for this contention, even when a contrary theory vssigned to the divinity a place in the sky, as in the case of the, unar divinity Thoth; for in the inmost sanctuary stood a statue)f the god, which served as his representative for the purposes)f the cult.

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  • A small gateway between two massive towers or pylons gave admittance to a spacious forecourt open to the sky, into which the people were allowed to enter at least on feast days.

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  • The life of the dead man in the sky is variously envisaged in different texts: at one moment he is spoken of as accompanying the sun-god in his celestial bark, at another as a mighty king more powerful than Re himself; the crudest fancy of all pictures him as a hunter who catches the stars and gods, and cooks and eats them.

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  • The steep, ragged walls of the crater show a great variety of colours, intensified by the light from the deep blue sky above.

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  • The most satisfying of Darer's paintings done in Venice are the admirable portrait of a young man at Hampton Court (the same sitter reappears in the "Feast of Rose Garlands"), and two small pieces, one the head of a brown Italian girl modelled and painted with real breadth and simplicity, formerly in the collection of Mr Reginald Cholmondeley and now at Berlin, and the small and very striking little "Christ Crucified" with the figure relieved against the night sky, which is preserved in the Dresden Gallery and has served as model and inspiration to numberless later treatments of the theme.

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  • This group is particularly rich in bright stars, and is full of nebulosity, but there are fewer faint stars than in equal areas of the surrounding sky; the central star is Alcyone (3rd magnitude); PleIone and Atlas are also of the 3rd magnitude.

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  • Those who supposed astronomy to inspire religious awe were horrified to hear the stars compared to eruptive spots on the face of the sky.

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  • This search for the classic ideal is reflected in the works he completed or wrote under the Italian sky.

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  • In the Punjab, the United Provinces, and northern India generally the climate resembles that of the Riviera, with a brilliant cloudless sky and cool dry weather.

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  • But at the same time none but the Herschels have swept the whole sky for the discovery of faint nebulae; and FIG.

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  • Cooke & Sons of York, has been employed by Franklin Adams for making his maps of the sky.

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  • 96, pp. 735-74 1, Loewy gives an account of an instrument which he calls an "equatorial coude," designed (I) to attain greater stability and so to measure larger angles than is generally possible with the ordinary equatorial; (2) to enable a single astronomer to point the telescope and make observations in any part of the sky without changing his position; (3) to abolish the usual expensive dome, and to substitute a covered shed on wheels (which can be run back at pleasure), leaving the telescope in the open air, the observer alone being sheltered.

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  • But he frequently describes an ideal character of a missionary sage, the perfect Stoic - or, as he calls him, the Cynic. This missionary has neither country nor home nor land nor slave; his bed is the ground; he is without wife or child; his only mansion is the earth and sky and a shabby cloak.

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  • Sanctuary chambers may be seen at various points in the site of Petra, and many places of sacrifice open to the sky are met with among the tombs, marked by remains of altars.

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  • Hertzsprung has shown that Sirius also belongs to this same system and shares its motion, notwithstanding that it is in a nearly opposite part of the sky.

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  • The star thus appears to describe a small ellipse in the sky, and the nearer the star, the larger will this ellipse appear.

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  • The results are given in his Prelimina, y General Catalogue (1910), which comprises the motions of 6188 stars fairly uniformly distributed over the sky, including all the stars visible to the naked eye.

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  • Recently the proper motions of faint stars have been determined by comparing photographs of the same region of the sky, taken with an interval of a number of years.

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  • Its motion of 8.7" per year would carry it over a portion of the sky equal to the diameter of the full moon in about two centuries.

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  • These two streams or drifts prevail in every part of the sky examined, and contain nearly equal numbers of stars; that is to say, in whatever part of the sky we look about half the stars are found to belong to one and half to the other of the two great drifts.

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  • Dyson has traced the presence of the two drifts in all parts of the sky.

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  • This is the galactic plane, well known from the fact that it is marked in the sky by the broad irregular belt of milky light called the Galaxy or Milky Way.

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  • He indicated on planispheres the varying density of distribution of the stars over the sky.

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  • It can be shown that, if the density of distribution of the stars through infinite space is nowhere less than a certain limit (which may be as small as we please), the total amount of light received from them (assuming that there is no absorption of light in space) would be infinitely great, so that the background of the sky would shine with a dazzling brilliancy.

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  • The star-gauges of the Herschels exhibit a similar result; the Herschels counted the number of stars visible with their powerful telescopes in different regions of the sky, and thus formed comparative estimates of the density of the stars extending to a very high magnitude.

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  • Thus Kapteyn found that the Bradley stars having proper motions greater than 5" per century were evenly distributed over the sky.

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  • in being evenly distributed over the sky; Types IV.

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  • The light of the sky passing through the needle-hole forms a bright picture of the T on the retina.

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  • Evidences of shallow water conditions arc abundant; very frequently on the bedding surfaces of sandstones and other rocks we find cracks made by the sun's heat and pittings caused by the showers that fell from the Cambrian sky, and these records of the weather of this remote period are preserved as sharply and clearly as those made only to-day on our tidal reaches.

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  • The vertical position protects the structure from the intense sunlight, as with their edges towards the sky and earth they do not intercept light so fully as ordinary horizontally placed leaves.

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  • the colours of sky and sun combined.

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  • Between July and October there is little rain, day after day bringing a bright and cloudless sky.

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  • The Zunis of New Mexico, U.S.A., supposed " the sun, moon and stars, the sky, earth and sea, in all their phenomena and elements, and all inanimate objects as well as plants, animals and men, to belong to one great system of all-conscious and interrelated life, in which the degrees of relationship seem to be determined largely, if not wholly, by the degrees of resemblance."

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  • In many cases the Sky has been already resolved into the visible firmament and its lord and owner, like the Yoruban Olorun or the Finnic Ukko.

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  • In Egypt the relation was curiously reversed; the earth-god Keb was the husband of Nut, the sky, represented sometimes as a woman, overarching the earth and supported on hands and feet, sometimes as a gigantic cow, upheld on the outstretched hands of Shu, the atmosphere.

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  • 3 When earth and sky were still unseparated, Shu thrust himself between them and raised Nut to the heights.

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  • So in the New Zealand myth, Rangi and Papa, Sky and Earth, who once clave together in the darkness, were rent asunder by the forest-god Tane-mahuta, who forced up the sky far above him.

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  • 4 The most elaborate presentment of this mode of thought is to be seen in the organized animism of the ancient state religion of China, where the supreme power is lodged in the living sky (Tien).'

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  • From the imperial point of view the sky bore the name of Ti, " ruler," or Shang Ti, " supreme ruler " (emperor); and later commentators readily took advantage of this to discriminate between the visible expanse and the indwelling spirit, producing a kind of Theism.

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  • The Sky pours down rain and sunshine; the Earth produces corn and grass.

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  • Tien Ti, Fu Mu, " Heaven and Earth, Father and Mother," are conjoined in common speech, and are the supreme objects of imperial worship. The great altar to Heaven, round in shape like the circuit of the sky, and white as the symbol of the light principle (Yang), stands in the southern suburb of Peking in the direction of light and heat.

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  • Associated with the Sky are tablets to the sun and moon, the seven stars of the Great Bear, the five planets, the twenty-eight constellations, and all the stars of heaven; tablets to clouds, rain, wind and thunder being placed next to that of the moon.

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  • So in the Vedic hymns the departed " Fathers " inhabit the three zones of earth, air and sky; they are invoked with the streams and mountains of this lower earth, as well as with the dawns and' the sky itself; even cosmic functions are ascribed to them; and they adorn the heaven with stars.

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  • 3 The Finns came to apply to the upper gods the term Yumala which originally denoted the living sky; the Samoyedes made the same use of Num, and the Mongols of Tengri.

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  • Egyptian summaries recognized gods in the sky, on earth and in the water; gods of the north and south, the east and west, gods of the field and the cities.

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  • Indian theologians classified them in three zones, earth, air and sky.

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  • Sometimes the number three is reached by the distribution of the universe into sky, earth and underworld, and the gods of death claim their place as the rulers of the world to come.

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  • The great elemental gods imposed their laws (dhaman, dharman, vrata) on the visible objects of nature, the flow of rivers, the march of the heavenly bodies across the sky.

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  • Law was thus the spouse of the sovereign of the sky, but Aeschylus identified her with the Earth (worshipped at Athens as Ge-Themis), not only the kindly Mother, but the goddess who bound herself by fixed rules or laws of nature and life.

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  • The advances in stellar photography made by Paul and Prosper Henry and others suggested to him the magnificent idea of obtaining, through the collaboration of astronomers in all parts of the world, an autographic picture of the entire sphere containing more than fifty million stars, which should faithfully record in future ages the state of the sky at the end of the i 9th century.

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  • 7, 9), who was probably a sky or lightning deity.

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  • The plains as well as the western slopes of the Andes are covered with forest, the rivers become torrents, and the sky is covered with heavy clouds a great part of the year.

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  • INDRA, in early Hindu mythology, god of the clear sky and greatest of the Vedic deities.

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  • As a result of this work Arago constructed a polariscope, which he used for some interesting observations on the polarization of the light of the sky.

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  • In regard to colour and design the Taj ranks first in the world for purely decorative workmanship; while the perfect symmetry of its exterior once seen can never be forgotten, nor the aerial grace of its domes, rising like marble bubbles into the azure sky.

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  • The groups which ornamented, as acroteria, the two gables of the temple have been in part recovered, and may now be seen in the national museum at Athens; at the one end was Boreas carrying off Oreithyia, at the other Eos and Cephalus, the centre in each case being occupied by the winged figure that stood out against the sky - a variation on the winged Victories that often occupy the same position on temples.

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  • and most high God," invoking the "seven witnesses" (sky, water, the holy spirits, the angels of prayer, oil, salt and earth), and pledging himself to amendment.

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  • Each new creation, each new step in the theory, demanded another, until the whole sky was filled with forgeries of the brain, and the nobler and simpler lessons of the founder of the religion were hidden beneath the glittering stream of metaphysical subtleties.

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  • The purplish red of the sandstone at the base is finely modulated, through a pale pink in the second storey, to a dark orange at the summit, which harmonizes with the blue of an Indian sky.

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  • His name is formed from a root div, meaning " bright," which appears in other Aryan languages as a formative part of divine names, such as the Sanskrit Dydus, " sky "; Latin Diovis, Jovis, Diespiter, divus; Old English Tiw; Norse Tyr.

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  • The totemistic theory in its application to Greek religion cannot be here discussed; but we may note that there is no hint in the story that the wolf was offered to Zeus and that the name AvKaios could not originally have designated the " wolf "-God: for from the stem Xveo- we should get the adjective XvKEGOS, not XvKacos; the latter is better derived from a word such as XvKn = " light," and may allude to the God of the clear sky; in fact the wolf, which was a necessary animal in the ritual and legend of Apollo AuKeIOS, may have strayed casually into association with Zeus AvKaios, attracted by a false etymology.

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  • His character and power as a deity of the sky, who ruled the phenomena of the air, so clearly expressed in Homer, explains the greater part of his cult and cult-titles.

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  • 4 But probably in his earliest Hellenic period the power of Zeus in the natural world was not limited to the sky.

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  • After her death she was placed by Athena amongst the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia.

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  • On his pages, close beside the Parthenon, the Sphinx, St Paul's, Etna and Vesuvius, you will find the White Mountains, Monadnock, Agiocochook, Katandin, the pickerelweed in bloom, the wild geese honking through the sky, the chick-a-dee braving the snow, Wall Street and State Street, cotton-mills, railroads and Quincy granite.

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  • The sky of bright promise was soon overcast.

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  • The sky appears as a shining lake; mountains or palms may be similarly reflected, but it is to be noted that the images are inverted (see fig.).

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  • He had heard a voice asking him whether he would leave his sins and go to heaven, or keep his sins and go to hell; and he had seen an awful countenance frowning on him from the sky.

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  • From their well-watered rice-fields, the main source of their wealth, they could see the giant Himalayas looming up against the clear blue of the Indian sky.

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  • The pastels of Boudin - summary and economic even in the 'sixties, at a time when his painted work was less free - obtained the splendid eulogy of Baudelaire, and it was no other than Corot who, before his pictures, said to him: "You are the master of the sky."

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  • The natural region to look to for signs of the will of Jupiter was the sky, where lightning and the flight of birds seemed directed by him as counsel to men.

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  • It was the duty of the augur, before the auspices properly so called (those from the sky and from birds) were taken, to mark out with his staff the templum or consecrated space within which his observations were intended to be made.

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  • At midnight, when the sky was clear and there was an absence of wind, the augur, in the presence of a magistrate, took up his position on a hill which afforded a wide view.

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  • After prayer and sacrifice, he marked out the templum both in the sky and on the ground and dedicated it.

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  • Of such signs there were five classes: (I) Signs in the sky (caelestia auspicia), consisting chiefly of thunder and lightning, but not excluding falling stars and other phenomena.

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  • A few showers are all that fall from the almost invariably cloudless sky above the Transcaspian steppes.

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  • He lies in Hughenden churchyard, in a rail-enclosed grave, with liberty for the turf to grow between him and the sky.

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  • Cicero says, " Physiologia naturae ratio," and such was the meaning of the name Physiologus, given to a cyclopaedia of what was known and imagined about earth, sea, sky, birds, beasts and fishes, which for a thousand years was the authoritative source of information on these matters, and was translated into every European tongue.

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  • They appear to be the spirits of dawn, the earliest bringers of light in the morning sky; they hasten on in the clouds before Dawn and prepare the way for her.

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  • In some hymns they are called sons of the sun; in others, children of the sky; in others, offspring of the ocean.

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  • This conception is embodied in our idea of the vault of heaven, or of the sky.

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  • Taking as origin the position of an observer, the direction of a heavenly body is defined by the point in which he sees it in the sky; that is to say, on the celestial sphere.

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  • As we conceive of the sky, it does not consist of an entire sphere but only as a hemisphere bounded by the horizon.

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  • Such tables are used in the offices of the national Ephemerides to construct ephemerides of the several planets, showing their exact positions in the sky from day to day.

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  • The following are those most used in astrometry: The equatorial telescope is an instrument which can be directed to any point in the sky, and which derives its appellation from its being mounted on an axis parallel to that of the earth.

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  • Having no clocks, they regard instead the face of the sky; the stars serve them for almanacs; they hunt and fish, they sow and reap in correspondence with the recurrent order of celestial appearances.

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  • Records dating from the reign of Sargon of Akkad (3800 B.C.) imply that even then the varying aspects of the sky had been long under expert observation.

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  • southern sky left blank of stellar emblazonments was necessarily centred on the pole; and since the pole shifts among the stars through the effects of precession by a known annual amount, the ascertainment of any former place for it virtually fixes the epoch.

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  • The Babylonian computers were not only aware that Venus returns in almost exactly eight years to a given starting-point in the sky, but they had established similar periodic relations in 4 6, 59, 79 and 83 years severally for Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter.

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  • measured from a reference-point in the sky.

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  • Before the stars can safely be employed as route-marks in the sky, their movements must accordingly be tabulated, and research into the method of such movements inevitably follows.

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  • Eighteen observatories scattered north and south of the equator divided the sky among them; and the outcome of their combined operations aimed at the production of a catalogue of at least 2,000,000 strictly determined stars, together with a colossal map in 22,000 sheets, showing stars to the fourteenth magnitude, in numbers difficult to estimate.

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  • FIRMAMENT, the sky, the heavens.

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  • The Hebrew probably signifies literally "expanse," and is thus used of the expanse or vault of the sky, the verb from which it is derived meaning "to beat out."

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  • So long as these bodies could be known to men only as points or disks of light in the sky, no such science was possible.

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  • The sky is usually cloudy.

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  • 5 savage and senseless elements in the legends of the gods will be shown to have a natural significance, as descriptions of sky, storms, sunset, water, fire, dawn, twilight, the life of earth, and other celestial and terrestrial existences.

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  • Therefore, though we may ascertain that Zeus means " sky " and Agni " fire," we cannot assert, with Max Muller, that all the myths about Agni and Zeus were originally told of fire and sky.

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  • These exploits would therefore be explained erroneously if regarded as originally myths of sky or fire.

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  • We cannot convert Max Muller's proposition " there was nothing told of the sky that could not in some form or other be ascribed to Zeus" into " there was nothing ascribed to Zeus that had not at some time or other been told of the sky."

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  • This is also, perhaps, the proper place to observe that names derived from natural phenomena - sky, clouds, dawn and sun - are habitually assigned by Brazilians, Ojibways, Australians and other savages to living men and women.

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  • We must also bear in mind that early men when they conceived, and savage men when they conceive, of the sun, moon, wind, earth, sky and so forth, have no such ideas in their minds as we attach to these names.

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  • They think of sun, moon, wind, earth and sky as of living human beings with bodily parts and passions.

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  • As Spencer thinks ancestor-worship the first form of religion, and as he holds that persons with such names as sun, moon and the like became worshipped as ancestors, his theory results in the belief that nature-worship and the myths about natural phenomena - dawn, wind, sky, night and the rest - are a kind of transmuted worship of ancestors and transmuted myths about real men and women.

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  • The sky (which appears to us even less personal) has been regarded as a personal being by Samoyeds, Red Indians, Zulus,5 and traces of this belief survive in Chinese, Greek and Roman religion.

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  • We must remember, however, that to the savage, Sky, Sun, Sea, Wind, are not only persons, but they are savage persons.

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  • We started on this inquiry because we found that savages regarded sky, wind, sun, earth and so forth as practically men, and we had then to ask, what sort of men, men with what powers ?

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  • The result of our examination, so far, is that in savage opinion sky, wind, sun, sea and many other phenomena have, being personal, all the powers attributed to real human persons.

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  • Thus the ghost of the hero or medicine man of a kin or tribe may be raised to divine rank, while again - the doctrine of spirits once developed, and spirits once allotted to the great elemental forces and phenomena of nature, sky, thunder, the sea, the forests - we have the beginnings of departmental deities, such as Agni, god of fire; Poseidon, god of the sea; Zeus, god of the sky - though in recent theories Zeus appears to be regarded as primarily the god of the oak tree, a spirit of vegetation.

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  • His home is in or above the sky, but there was a time when he walked the earth, a potent magic-worker; endowed mankind with such arts and institutions as they possess; and left to them certain rules of life, ethics and ritual.

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  • It appears that, by some accounts, Tsui-Goab lives in the red sky and Gaunab in the dark sky.

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  • Qat's great enemy, Qasavara, was dashed against the hard sky, and was turned into stone, like the foes of Perseus.

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  • There is a prayer to the Sky on the coffin of the king of Dynasty IV., known as Mycerinus to the Greeks.

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  • The king describes himself as the child of Sky and Earth.

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  • It has already been shown that such creatures, thunder-birds, snakes, dragons, and what not, people the sky in the imagination of Zulus, Red Men, Chinese, Peruvians, and all the races who believe that beasts hunt the sun and moon and cause eclipses.'

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  • Dyaus) clearly indicates his connexion with the sky.

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  • But in Homer he has long ceased to be merely the sky conceived of as a person; he is the 1 Sacred Books of the East, xii.

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  • The name of Hermes is derived from various sources, as from opµav and op / o 7, or, by Max Muller, the name is connected with Sarameya (Sky).

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  • Zeus is the sky, but not our sky; he had originally a personal character, and that a savage or barbarous character.

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  • like a dark cloud veiling the radiant sky of the peoples established on the Mediterranean seaboard.

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  • r); an interesting case of this phenomenon is the polarization of the light from the sky - a subject that has been treated theoretically by Lord Rayleigh in an important series of papers (See SKY, Colour Of, and Rayleigh, Scientific Works, i.

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  • 104) has, however, shown that the polarization of the light from the sky can only be explained on the elastic solid theory by Fresnel's hypothesis of a different density, and from the study of Hertzian oscillations, in which the direction of the electric vibrations can be a priori assigned, we learn that when these are in the plane of incidence there is no reflection at a certain angle, so that the electric force is perpendicular to the plane of polarization.

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  • In spring cold, wetting mists occasionally envelop the land for entire days, while in summer the sky is often perfectly clear for weeks together, At all seasons of the year sudden changes of temperature, to the extent of from 30 to 500 F., are not infrequent.

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  • Thus if on a certain occasion the rise of the new moon in a cloudy sky was followed by victory over an enemy or by abundant rain, the sign in question was thus proved to be a favourable one and its recurrence would be regarded as a good omen, though the prognostication would not necessarily be limited to the one or the other of those occurrences, but might be extended to apply to other circumstances.

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  • ZODIACAL LIGHT, a faint illumination of the sky, surrounding the sun and elongated in the direction of the ecliptic on each side of the sun.

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  • But the few observations made show that, after ordinary twilight has ended in the evening, the northern base of the zodiacal light extends more and more toward the north as the hours pass until, towards midnight, it merges into the light of the sky described by the two observers mentioned.

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  • Since the tenuous edge of the lens extends beyond the earth's orbit it follows that there must be some zodiacal light, whether it can be seen or not, passing entirely across the sky, along or near the ecliptic. Observations of this zodiacal band are therefore of great interest.

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  • It has been seen to stretch across the sky at midnight by several observers, especially Barnard, to whom it appears 3° to 4° wide.

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  • Intimately connected with this band and with the zodiacal light is the Gegenschein, or counter-glow, a faint illumination of the sky in the region opposite the sun, which may generally be seen by a trained eye when all the conditions are favourable., Unfavourable conditions are moonlight, nearness to the Milky Way, and elevation of the light above the horizon (and therefore a depression of the sun below the horizon) of less than 20°, and the presence in the region of any bright planet.

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  • From what has been said of its position it is evident that the zodiacal band, when seen across the sky, must include it.

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  • He saw the zodiacal band at midnight as a complete arch spanning the sky, agreeing in this point with the observations of Barnard.

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  • Barnard reports it as sometimes best seen when the sky is slightly milky, while during the observations already mentioned from the Rothorn the Gegenschein was scarcely, if at all, visible, though the conditions were exceptionally favourable.

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  • It is noteworthy that he could see the zodiacal band across the entire sky during the whole of every very clear moonless night in tropical regions.

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  • Upsala, however, is a place where the auroral spectrum can often be observed in the sky, even when no aurora is visible, and it has generally been believed that what Angstrom really saw was an auroral and not a zodiacal spectrum.

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  • The central court is open to the sky, and generally has in its centre a well with a fountain-basin beside it.

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  • The same observation can be made with the cone of rays of a reflector, and in the same way the fine rain-drops upon a dark background and the fixed stars in the sky become visible.

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  • He could only be invoked under the open sky, as partaking of the nature of a god of light and day; hence a round opening was made in the roof of his temple through which prayers might ascend to heaven.

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  • In the divine genealogies she is daughter of Keb and Nut (earth and sky).

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  • The Sumerians and Accadians, the non-Semitic inhabitants of the Euphrates valley prior to the Babylonians, described the stars collectively as a " heavenly flock "; the sun was the " old sheep "; the seven planets were the " old-sheep stars "; the whole of the stars had certain " shepherds, " and Sibzianna (which, according to Sayce and Bosanquet, is the modern Arcturus, the brightest star in the northern sky) was the " star of the shepherds of the heavenly herds."

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  • In the rains, when the sky is clear, the magnificent panorama of hills encircling the lake on the west and north-west is revealed.

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  • Lisa pulled a curtain back to examine the sky.

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  • She rubbed her legs and stared up at the sky.

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  • Of course, she didn't leap cars with motorcycles or sky dive, but in retrospect, she had always been attracted to danger - at least to some degree.

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  • In the morning she rolled out of her bed before the sun could stain the sky.

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  • Down by the pond, frogs were singing their night songs and the sky was filled with bright stars.

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  • When she crawled into bed and turned off the light, the night sky performed a fireworks display in the distance.

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  • Quinn slapped me on the back as he looked up at the darkening sky.

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