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Examples

  • Inside the watch, slimmed down and restyled this year, a half-disc spins as you gesture or swing your are while walking.

    Time Never-Ending

  • Even so, the half-disc of Selena was still bright overhead, although Asterta had long since set.

    Alector's Choice

  • As he pondered, his eyes took in the greenish half-disc of Asterta, the moon of war and of the horse goddess.

    Darkness

  • Overhead, the sky was deeply blue, fleeced with clouds, the great half-disc of the moon Zoser ghostly above the sea that presently hove in sight.

    The Game Of Empire

  • Both moons tinged their boughs white; and of the shadows, those cast by Creusa stirred as the half-disc sped eastward.

    The Day of Their Return

  • Lavinia showed a dim half-disc overhead, but cast no real light; and there were no stars.

    The Day of Their Return

  • The cherry-red half-disc of metal canted suddenly, and then fell on the other side of the door.

    And all the Stars a Stage

  • Ahead and on either side stretched the limitless expanse of ocean, sparkling golden in the sun, as yet no more than a half-disc of flame upon the horizon straight ahead.

    Captain Blood

  • The moon was within a very short time of setting when I reached the deck, and I stood watching her half-disc creeping insensibly nearer and nearer to the horizon, lighting up the sky that way with a soft, mysterious, brownish-green light, and casting a long, tremulous wake of ruddy gold athwart the tops of the running surges.

    A Pirate of the Caribbees

  • The half-disc of Venus seemed to fall below them, and in a few minutes they could see it from the upper deck spreading out like a huge semi-circular plain of light ahead and on both sides of them.

    A Honeymoon in Space

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