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armillary


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armillary  \Ar"mil*la*ry\,  a.  [LL.  armillarius  fr  L.  armilla 
  arm  ring,  bracelet,  fr  armus  arm:  cf  F.  armillaire  See 
  {Arm},  n.] 
  Pertaining  to  or  resembling,  a  bracelet  or  ring;  consisting 
  of  rings  or  circles. 
 
  {Armillary  sphere},  an  ancient  astronomical  machine  composed 
  of  an  assemblage  of  rings,  all  circles  of  the  same  sphere, 
  designed  to  represent  the  positions  of  the  important 
  circles  of  the  celestial  sphere.  --Nichol. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armillary 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  bracelets 




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