[ noun ] the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

For that reason , he informed her , the Lord made the sky blue .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Lucretius has remarked : `` The reason why all Mortals are so gripped by fear is that they see all sorts of things happening in the earth and sky with no discernable cause , and these they attribute to the will of God '' .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

The ratio of the measured antenna temperature_change during a drift scan across the moon to the average brightness temperature of the moon over the antenna beam ( assuming that the brightness temperature of the sky is negligible ) was found , by graphical integration of the antenna directivity diagram , to be 0.85 .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Warren tried to shake_off the jumble of his fears by looking_at the sky .

Off in the distance a searchlight flashed on , its beam slashing the sky .

[ verb ] throw or toss with a light motion


toss pitch flip


"flip me the beachball" "toss me newspaper"