welkin

Part of speech: noun

The vault of the sky; the region of the clouds.

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Usage examples "welkin":

  1. If the winds rage, doth not the sea wax mad, Threat'ning the welkin with his big- swol'n face? - "Titus-Andronicus", Shakespeare, William.
  2. A greybeard's ire shall never-, ' while the hero remarks that 'the welkin reddenes i' the west. - "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.
  3. Then leaped she to her feet with one cry that methought would 'a' cracked the welkin in twain above our heads. - "A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales", Amelie Rives.