Against the sun

Related to Against the sun: unbroken
in a direction contrary to that in which the sun appears to move.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Wherefore I diligently pretended, unto this and that and the other one, that your power against the sun could not reach its full until the morrow; and so if any would save the sun and the world, you must be slain to-day, while your enchantments are but in the weaving and lack potency.
"Golbasto Momarem Evlame Gurdilo Shefin Mully Ully Gue, most mighty Emperor of Lilliput, delight and terror of the universe, whose dominions extend five thousand BLUSTRUGS (about twelve miles in circumference) to the extremities of the globe; monarch of all monarchs, taller than the sons of men; whose feet press down to the centre, and whose head strikes against the sun; at whose nod the princes of the earth shake their knees; pleasant as the spring, comfortable as the summer, fruitful as autumn, dreadful as winter: his most sublime majesty proposes to the man-mountain, lately arrived at our celestial dominions, the following articles, which, by a solemn oath, he shall be obliged to perform:--
If I growled at that creature you call Chiss, it would immediately think the world had cracked in two and bumped against the sun and moon, and that would cause the monster to run as far and as fast as its legs could carry it."
Magnified across the distance by the horizontal light, it stood out against the sun, was exactly contained within the circle of the disk; the handles, the tongue, the share--black against the molten red.
And it came to pass that people began to pick them up, and holding them against the sun, to read what was written on them, and this was because the simple little words on the leaves were only, after all, a part of one of the King's messages, such as the Fairy Godmother dropped continually from her golden chariot.
He had obviously not discerned her yet in her position against the sun.
For instance, he wore a broad-brimmed hat as protection against the sun; but the front flap of it was turned up straight to the sky, and the two corners pulled down lower than the ears, so that it stood across his forehead in a crescent like the old cocked hat worn by Nelson.
It topped the crest of cliff, black against the sun, like a battle-chariot rushing to destruction in some wild epic.
Bert now could see only three of those floating, blackened, and smoking rafts of ruin against the sun. But the Bremen had two boats out; the Theodore Roosevelt was also dropping boats to where the drift of minute objects struggled, rising and falling on the big, broad Atlantic waves....
Protecting your skin against the sun is especially important at this time of year, but what if you have sensitive skin?
Magu said this on Friday before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja where he was testifying in a libel suit he filed against The Sun Newspaper.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 20 (ANI): Journalist Abhijeet Iyer Mitra, who was arrested by Odisha police for allegedly making offensive remarks against the Sun temple in Konark, was on Wednesday granted bail on a surety of Rs 1 lakh.