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.
About ten feet from the spot where he and the stranger were, the roof had given way, leaving a large round opening, through which might be seen the blue vault of heaven, thickly studded with stars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.