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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SKY

They were fabled as seven sisters, and one lost her place in the sky by marrying a mortal.

They made maps of the sky and they discovered the first five planets.

He went on until the sun was low in the west and all the sky was rimmed with color.

Oceans and land and sky are avenues for our colossal commerce.

Dick turned to the window, and stared at the mellow evening sky.

She was a widow, and had loved her husband, and her sky was still tinged with grey.

There is still beauty of earth, sea, and sky, for beauty's sake.

The sky was still overcast, and the wet bushes were unavoidable.

The sky and the sea were almost of the same color, and that not a beautiful one.

The sky was now clear, the air frosty, and my rags were but a scant protection to me.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "a cloud," from Old Norse sky "cloud," from Proto-Germanic *skeujam "cloud, cloud cover" (cf. Old English sceo, Old Saxon scio "cloud, region of the clouds, sky;" Old High German scuwo, Old English scua, Old Norse skuggi "shadow;" Gothic skuggwa "mirror"), from PIE root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)).

Meaning "upper regions of the air" is attested from c.1300; replaced native heofon in this sense (see heaven). In Middle English, the word can still mean both "cloud" and "heaven," as still in the skies, originally "the clouds." Sky-high is from 1812; phrase the sky's the limit is attested from 1908. Sky-dive first recorded 1965; sky-writing is from 1922.

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