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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sky  \Sky\  (sk[imac]),  n.;  pl  {Skies}  (sk[imac]z).  [OE.  skie  a 
  cloud,  Icel.  sk[=y];  akin  to  Sw  &  Dan.  sky;  cf  AS  sc[=u]a, 
  sc[=u]wa,  shadow,  Icel.  skuggi  probably  from  the  same  root 
  as  E.  scum.  [root]158.  See  {Scum},  and  cf  {Hide}  skin, 
  1.  A  cloud.  [Obs.] 
  [A  wind]  that  blew  so  hideously  and  high,  That  it  ne 
  lefte  not  a  sky  In  all  the  welkin  long  and  broad. 
  2.  Hence  a  shadow.  [Obs.] 
  She  passeth  as  it  were  a  sky.  --Gower. 
  3.  The  apparent  arch,  or  vault,  of  heaven,  which  in  a  clear 
  day  is  of  a  blue  color;  the  heavens;  the  firmament;  -- 
  sometimes  in  the  plural. 
  The  Norweyan  banners  flout  the  sky.  --Shak. 
  4.  The  wheather;  the  climate. 
  Thou  wert  better  in  thy  grave  than  to  answer  with 
  thy  uncovered  body  this  extremity  of  the  skies. 
  Note:  Sky  is  often  used  adjectively  or  in  the  formation  of 
  self-explaining  compounds;  as  sky  color,  skylight, 
  sky-aspiring,  sky-born,  sky-pointing,  sky-roofed,  etc 
  {Sky  blue},  an  azure  color. 
  {Sky  scraper}  (Naut.),  a  skysail  of  a  triangular  form 
  {Under  open  sky},  out  of  doors.  ``Under  open  sky  adored.'' 

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