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(ˈɑːmɪlərɪ; ɑːˈmɪlərɪ)
of or relating to bracelets
[C17: from New Latin armillaris, from Latin armilla bracelet]
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(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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Armillary spheres were the first thing Harber learned to make, and he says the marriage of art and science drew him to the form.
Its origin, however, is clearly and unmistakably Portuguese owing to the raised Portuguese royal coat of arms and the esfera armilar (armillary sphere) that adorn its upper surface." Mearns added that this made it "an iconic symbol of Portuguese navigation during the Age of Discovery.
A reference to Kangxi's enthusiasm for Western astronomy, the design of the cone is inspired by an armillary sphere created to represent the movements in the heavens.
Later chapters continue on to instruments placed in public, Italian astronomical clocks, representations of the heavens, celestial globes, and armillary instruments.
So a box decorated with planetary symbols that was produced in either 13th century Egypt or Syria depicts Venus playing the oud, while an armillary sphere stands in a 17th century tapestry of Chinese astronomers.
Starting with the display of Vincenzo Coronelli's majestic globes and Jerome Martinot's armillary sphere, the artists Jean-Luc and Patricia Boivineau have created an artistic vision of the stars and constellations which can be seen in Abu Dhabi's sky during the winter season.
On the other side of the world, the Chinese also stood out for their development of highly complex machines-such as the famous hydraulic clock created by Su Song (1086), topped by an "armillary sphere" representing the orbits of the sun, the moon and certain stars as seen from Earth.
One item of interest in support of an early interest is the armillary sphere (or astrolabe) that he included in what is historically the first depiction of a perspective window for projecting accurate views of three-dimensional objects (Figure 1).
The Development and evaluation of an augmented reality-based armillary sphere for astronomical observation instruction.
Patterns of birds (e.g., martlet, pelican, egret, crane, swan, crow, and night owl), figures, aquatic animals (e.g., fishes and seashells), flowers and plants (e.g., lilies, clover leaves, and trees), utensils (e.g., cross, weapons, musical instruments, sailing vessel, crown, helmet, and castle), heavenly bodies (e.g., armillary sphere, stars, new moon, and sun), and characters or geometric figures (block plane, stripes, zig-zag, and saw-tooth), are always bordered with various ornaments such as crests, upholders, and inscriptions, particularly in the form of plants.
The second depicts Atlas on one knee supporting an armillary sphere, while the third (Figs.