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Synonyms for ceiling

the greatest amount or number allowed

Synonyms for ceiling

the overhead upper surface of a covered space

(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

an upper limit on what is allowed

Synonyms

maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

References in classic literature ?
I think I'll have all this whitewashed," Sophie broke in, pointing to the ceiling.
Sir Percival may fill the house from floor to ceiling, if he likes, on condition that his wife and I inhabit it together.
IF,' said John Willet, turning his eyes from the ceiling to the face of his interrupter, and uttering the monosyllable in capitals, to apprise him that he had put in his oar, as the vulgar say, with unbecoming and irreverent haste; 'IF, sir, Natur has fixed upon me the gift of argeyment, why should I not own to it, and rather glory in the same?
I wanted to show them our red plush furniture, and the trumpet-blowing cherubs the German paperhanger had put on our parlour ceiling.
All this is visible to you by the light of an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling, and by that of an excellent fire, near which I sit in my cloak and bonnet; my muff and umbrella lie on the table, and I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours' exposure to the rawness of an October day: I left Lowton at four o'clock a.
Cruncher looked at him then or afterwards, seemed to be concentrated on the ceiling of the court.
Jaggers, bending forward to look at the ground, and then throwing his head back to look at the ceiling, "what do you suppose you are living at the rate of?
How do you know it wasn't a drop of water falling off the ceiling on him?
The board, that made the ceiling, was to be lifted up and down by two hinges, to put in a bed ready furnished by her majesty's upholsterer, which Glumdalclitch took out every day to air, made it with her own hands, and letting it down at night, locked up the roof over me.
Lenepveu's copper ceiling, figures grinned and grimaced, laughed and jeered at MM.
The plate on the table sparkled in the rays which the luminous ceiling shed around, while the light was tempered and softened by exquisite paintings.
Practically, we should rise to the ceiling," said the Earl.
Some of the young men, with more flexible frames than their comrades, and perhaps with more courageous souls, bad a way of walking up the trunk of the cocoanut trees which to me seemed little less than miraculous; and when looking at them in the act, I experienced that curious perplexity a child feels when he beholds a fly moving feet uppermost along a ceiling.
Under the pitch of the roof ran a ceiling cloth, which looked just as nice as a whitewashed ceiling.
There was nothing special in the ceiling beyond a shadow as of a huge black coffin.