skies


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skies

 (skīz)
n.
Plural of sky.
v.
Third person singular present tense of sky.

sky

(skaɪ)

n., pl. skies, n.
1. the region of the clouds or the upper air; upper atmosphere of the earth.
2. the heavens or firmament, appearing as a great arch or vault.
3. the supernal or celestial heaven.
4. the climate: the sunny skies of Italy.
5. Obs. a cloud.
v.t.
6. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
7. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
Idioms:
out of a or the clear (blue) sky, without any advance warning.
Often, skies (for defs. 1-4).
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old Norse skȳ cloud, c. Old English scēo, Old Saxon skio cloud]
sky′like`, adj.
References in classic literature ?
The skies they were ashen and sober; The leaves they were crisped and sere -- The leaves they were withering and sere; It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year: It was hard by the dim lake of Auber, In the misty mid region of Weir: -- It was down by the dank tarn of Auber, In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.
She has seen that the tears are not dry on These cheeks, where the worm never dies, And has come past the stars of the Lion, To point us the path to the skies -- To the Lethean peace of the skies -- Come up, in despite of the Lion, To shine on us with her bright eyes -- Come up, through the lair of the Lion, With love in her luminous eyes.
He was a pleasant, earnest speaker, and he interwove his discourse with stories of life in a foreign land,--of the manners, the customs, the speech, the point of view; even giving glimpses of the daily round, the common task, of his own household, the work of his devoted helpmate and their little group of children, all born under Syrian skies.
Robinson's red plaid shawl, and Deacon Milliken's wig, on crooked, the bare benches and torn hymn-books, the hanging texts and maps, were no longer visible, and she saw blue skies and burning stars, white turbans and gay colors; Mr.
The "respects" might have been the freedom of the city, or an equestrian statue, when presented in this way, and the aunts would have shuddered could they have foreseen the manner of delivery; but it was vastly impressive to the audience, who concluded that Mirandy Sawyer must be making her way uncommonly fast to mansions in the skies, else what meant this abrupt change of heart?
over there to-day are blue skies and yellow stars and burning suns .
The little children of whom we have heard, those born under Syrian skies, have strange and interesting work to do for Thee, and some of us would like to travel in far lands and do wonderful brave things for the heathen and gently take away their idols of wood and stone.
Clear Skies headed the Kerry campaign's list of "The Bush/Cheney Top 10 Environmental Insults," and has been repeatedly assailed by green activists for gutting the historic Clean Air Act.
You've never seen a blue sky until you've seen such the incredible cerulean blue skies up there," said Archbishop Crawley, 66, who is metropolitan (senior bishop) of the province of British Columbia and Yukon.
Whenever I'm asked to name my favorite ski resort, I usually answer, wherever the snow is deep and the skies are clear.