vault of heaven

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the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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With this they fell praying to King Jove the son of Saturn, and thus would one of them say as he looked into the vault of heaven, "Father Jove that rulest from Ida, most glorious in power, vouchsafe victory to Ajax, and let him win great glory: but if you wish well to Hector also and would protect him, grant to each of them equal fame and prowess.
The sun was beginning to beat upon the fields, fresh risen into the vault of heaven from the slow still currents of deep Oceanus, when the two armies met.
Now they arrived at the base of a great knob or dome veneered with ice and powdered with snow--the utmost, summit, the last bit of solidity between them and the hollow vault of heaven.
It so happened that the third division of the Supreme Court agreed with TPVI, even if it had to reopen the vault of heaven to amend the ruling that was already 'final.
STARZ) Leonardo and Riario are challenged upon entering the Vault of Heaven .
But she asked for the bright twilight blue of a medieval book of hours, a prayerbook, where the arrangements of the gold-starred vault of heaven corresponded to the seasonal labors below.
Not the firmament collapsing, But the blue vault of heaven A second quake's sent crashing from the ceiling-- Massive chunks of rubble from plaster clouds, The folds in the drapery of robes, From the figures themselves, thinking aloud Up there in what must have seemed eternity, But was only the matter In which time abided across the fall of centuries: At one end, the painter on his scaffold, candles Filling the Basilica, The wet lime gleaming on the faultless walls.
Outside the Imperial Vault of Heaven there's a very good place for snacks called Danesi and a souvenir shop where you can have yourself photographed in Imperial costume for about pounds 1.
most Chinese remain unaware of the 1989 protests here ; Drum tower used to keep time in Beijing; Park dates back to the 10th Century; Zhengyangmen gateway at Tiananmen; Stunning Imperial Vault of Heaven
Responding to a morose unbeliever who in "Ni quiero oir de un Dios" rejects all signs of divinity in his life, the poet-listener addresses the artless scoffer by pointing to the vault of heaven and the panoramic view accessible to an eagle in flight.
The vault of heaven is analogous in Smart's system of allusion to the covering of a Masonic lodge, which is described as follows by Albert Mackey:
ut luceant in firmamento caeli, et illuminent terram" ("God said, 'Let there be lights in the vault of heaven to divide day from night.
and let the birds fly above the earth within the vault of heaven.
Enlil separated them -- the element air may have been thought to separate the vault of heaven from earth by its own expansion.
And, while the Forbidden City, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Great Wall will surely grace everyone's "must-see" or "must-experience" lists - as they should - Monograms, a travel company that creates packaged vacations to countries around the world, has put together an "Insider's Guide" to Beijing for travelers wanting to learn more about the city's local culture.