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.
“To the sky-line of the four quarters -- spruce-shrouded islands, dark waters, and ice - scarred rocky ridges -- stretched the immaculate wilderness.”
“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.”
“Then the two craft proceeded in company till the sun showed over the eastern sky-line.”
“Then he surveyed the heavens and ran his eye along the white sky-line to the south.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“At every dip, like great billows heaving along the sky-line, the glacier-fretted mountains rose and fell.”
“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.”
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