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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ORBED

To you the moon will always be made of green cheese, that 'orbed maiden with white fire laden'!

The swinging lights of the train were reflected in the falling snow outside, like orbed blue flames against a curtain of white.

There was no broken light about it; it orbed slowly, with a mild, unclouded lustre, into a perfect star.

And they were surnamed Cyclopes (Orb-eyed) because one orbed eye was set in their foreheads.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "sphere, globe, something spherical or circular," from Old French orbe "orb, globe" (13c.) and directly from Latin orbem (nominative orbis) "circle, disk, ring, hoop, orbit," probably related to orbita "wheel track, rut," of unknown origin. Watkins suggests a connection with the root of orchid.

A three-dimensional extension of a word originally describing two-dimensional shapes. Astronomical sense is in reference to the hollow spheres that carried the planets and stars in the Ptolemaic system. As a verb from c.1600. Orb weaver spider is first recorded 1889.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ORBED

lunar

adjectivepertaining to the moon
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