- adj. Alternative form of blue-sky.
- n. the sky as viewed during daylight
“Blue Sky, a large violet-blue flower with a heavy white throat, waved above the others, stretching to join the blue sky of its name; Bread & Butter sailed sharply against the sky in tones of yellow; and Rapid Red burned like stalks of fire, fading the terra-cotta earth from which it sprang.”
“From time to time, the fog shifted, thinned, and even gave way to small patches of blue sky — at the Nordholz base at 6: 30 a.m., the zeppelin L-6 had no difficulty lifting off for patrol.”
“The candlestick went up for the third and no doubt decisive blow, and I had to move or I would find myself staring again at his fast-retreating back with the blue sky above him.”
“The kitchen, the butler's pantry, the servants 'hall, the entrance hall, were equally alive; and the saloons were only left void and still when the blue sky and halcyon sunshine of the genial spring weather called their occupants out into the grounds.”
“The sky had grown very dark over London, even though here at Tempest House all was blue sky and sunshine.”
“The robin blue sky contrasted nicely with the bright emerald green field, and the thousands of beautiful petunias and marigolds popping out of all shades of purple, pink, red and yellow, dotted the area like confetti.”
“The first two notes rose up toward the blue sky and just like that the larks and warblers stopped singing and the bees and blowflies stopped buzzing.”
“Instead of subsiding as night drew on, it seemed to augment its rush and deepen its roar: the trees blew steadfastly one way, never writhing round, and scarcely tossing back their boughs once in an hour; so continuous was the strain bending their branchy heads northward -- the clouds drifted from pole to pole, fast following, mass on mass: no glimpse of blue sky had been visible that July day.”
“I FLOATED ON MY BACK IN THE HOTEL POOL WITH MY ARMS out, bobbing and feeling the breeze and looking up at the blue, blue sky in Roanoke, Virginia.”
“Above us, a flock of Canadian geese flew north in formation against a deep blue sky dappled with smoke-blue puffs of clouds.”
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