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sky    : [sk'ɑɪ]
Sky \Sky\ (sk[imac]), n.; pl. {Skies} (sk[imac]z). [OE. skie a
cloud, Icel. sk[=y]; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. sc[=u]a,
sc[=u]wa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root
as E. scum. [root]158. See {Scum}, and cf. {Hide} skin,
{Obscure}.]
1. A cloud. [Obs.]
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[A wind] that blew so hideously and high,
That it ne lefte not a sky
In all the welkin long and broad. --Chaucer.
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2. Hence, a shadow. [Obs.]
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She passeth as it were a sky. --Gower.
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3. The apparent arch, or vault, of heaven, which in a clear
day is of a blue color; the heavens; the firmament; --
sometimes in the plural.
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The Norweyan banners flout the sky. --Shak.
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4. The wheather; the climate.
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Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with
thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies.
--Shak.
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Note: Sky is often used adjectively or in the formation of
self-explaining compounds; as, sky color, skylight,
sky-aspiring, sky-born, sky-pointing, sky-roofed, etc.
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{Sky blue}, an azure color.

{Sky scraper} (Naut.), a skysail of a triangular form.
--Totten.

{Under open sky}, out of doors. "Under open sky adored."
--Milton.
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Sky \Sky\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skied}or {Skyed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Skying}.]
1. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall,
where it can not be well seen. [Colloq.]
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Brother Academicians who skied his pictures. --The
Century.
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2. To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.
[Colloq.]
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sky
n 1: the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
v 1: throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball";
"toss me newspaper" [synonym: {flip}, {toss}, {sky}, {pitch}]

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "sky":
Caelus, Olympian heights, acme, aerial heights, air, apex, apogee,
azure, blue sky, brow, caelum, canopy, canopy of heaven, cap,
cerulean, climax, cloud nine, cope, crest, crown, culmen,
culmination, dizzy heights, edge, elevation, eminence, empyrean,
ether, extreme limit, extremity, firmament, heaven, heavens,
height, heights, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hyaline,
lift, lifts, limit, maximum, meridian, mountaintop, ne plus ultra,
no place higher, noon, peak, pinnacle, pitch, point, pole, raise,
ridge, rise, rising ground, seventh heaven, spire, starry heaven,
steep, stratosphere, summit, the blue, the blue serene, tip,
tip-top, top, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, uprise, utmost,
vantage ground, vantage point, vault, vault of heaven, vertex,
very top, welkin, zenith



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