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(ˈɑːmɪlərɪ; ɑːˈmɪlərɪ)
of or relating to bracelets
[C17: from New Latin armillaris, from Latin armilla bracelet]


(ˈɑr məˌlɛr i, ɑrˈmɪl ə ri)

consisting of hoops or rings.
[1655–65; < Latin armill(a) bracelet, hoop (arm(us) shoulder (see arm1) + -illa diminutive suffix) + -ary]
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I love the Romano Armillary Ball, pictured on the stylish Baker tapered shelving unit.
5 mm in diameter and forms the central part of an armillary sphere and clock of which it contains the mechanism (For further detail see Appendix A).
From water flow to sun dials to astronomer priests to armillary spheres and more, humans have wanted to track time from the earliest days.
Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment, where guests can grab wizarding essentials such as telescopes, binoculars, armillary spheres, compasses, magnifying glasses and hourglasses
He also constructed armillary spheres made of large circles divided to parallels (equator, tropic and polar circle) and ecliptic within which he hung planets with an ingenious mechanism.
Nearby, an altazimuth--used to determine celestial angles--sits next to an armillary sphere and a detailed celestial globe.
Han Hsien-Fu died; a Chinese astronomer who built an armillary sphere.
In the case of the armillary sphere, used for measuring the longitude of any star, he notes that we must first have the coordinate of a reference star.
Armillary spheres were originally used to make astronomical measurements, but gained huge popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries as a means of teaching astronomy.
The fifth scene depicts the night skies with the celestial navigation devices pioneered by Muslims, namely the Armillary globe and the Astrolabe.
New additions to the format were: Rainer's Sun Corner: The sunny day provided an excellent opportunity to show off Rainer Jakob's 'Sun Corner' which included seven beautiful sundials, an armillary sphere and an analemmatic sundial--six were built by Rainer himself.
Lorraine previously ran The Armillary Coffee Rooms, in Binley Woods.