Crystalline heavens

in the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, two transparent spheres imagined to exist between the region of the fixed stars and the primum mobile (or outer circle of the heavens, which by its motion was supposed to carry round all those within it), in order to explain certain movements of the heavenly bodies.

See also: Crystalline

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The boy saw the crystalline heavens undimmed by human lights.