Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The horizon; the place where the sky and the earth or an object on the earth seem to meet.
  • n. In architecture, the profile of a building or mass of buildings as seen against the sky; in painting and other arts of representation, the profile of mountains, trees, or other natural masses seen in the same way.

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Examples

  • To the sky-line of the four quarters -- spruce-shrouded islands, dark waters, and ice - scarred rocky ridges -- stretched the immaculate wilderness.

    THE GREAT INTERROGATION

  • Often he went out of the quiet store, bare-headed and frantic, and shook his fist at the blink of day that came over the southern sky-line.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • Then the two craft proceeded in company till the sun showed over the eastern sky-line.

    White and Yellow

  • Then he surveyed the heavens and ran his eye along the white sky-line to the south.

    A DAY'S LODGING

  • And it would stay longer every visit, and a time would come when it would ride their heaven day and night, never once dropping below the sky-line.

    In a Far Country

  • Then she was aware of a blinding flash, and a snap, as though something gave way; and the woman before the cabin vanished, and the cabin and the tall spruce timber, and the jagged sky-line, and Li Wan saw another woman, in the shine of another sun, brushing great masses of black hair, and singing as she brushed.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • Seventeen times she had seen the sun travel south and lose itself beyond the sky-line, and seventeen times she had seen it travel back again and ride the sky day and night till there was no night at all.

    THE MARRIAGE TO LIT-LIT

  • And she was glad of it, as she lay there, slipping back to the old days, when the universe began and ended at the sky-line, and when she journeyed over the Pass to behold the Abyss.

    CHAPTER 2

  • At every dip, like great billows heaving along the sky-line, the glacier-fretted mountains rose and fell.

    CHAPTER I

  • The man watched him go, limping grotesquely and lurching forward with stammering gait up the slow slope toward the soft sky-line of the low-lying hill.

    LOVE OF LIFE

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