Skies
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.] [1913 Webster]

[A wind] that blew so hideously and high, That it ne lefte not a sky In all the welkin long and broad. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, a shadow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

She passeth as it were a sky. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Norweyan banners flout the sky. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. The wheather; the climate. [1913 Webster]

Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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