from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, from, or resembling the sky: "a sheet of skyey water” ( John Updike).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling the sky.
- adj. Of or relating to the sky.
- adj. In the sky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like the sky; ethereal; being in the sky.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like the sky, especially as regards color: as, skyey tones or tints.
- Proceeding from or pertaining to the sky or the clouds; situated in the sky or upper air.
Beside our camp, from loosed robe like skyey plain: 479
Thus all is purged from the grossness of sense, from the carking cares and foul vices of the World; and rides there, on its Clothes-horse; as, on a Pegasus, might some skyey Messenger, or purified Apparition, visiting our low Earth.
Afar, the skyey spaces themselves seem to be full of buildings; near, wind the serpentine curves of waving trees and green footpaths.
The fancy can no more soar and disport in skyey regions, the beloved object ceases at once to be celestial, and remains plodding on earth, entirely unromantic and substantial.
Beside him sat Marty, also straining her eyes towards the skyey field of his operations.
Standing still, we saw on the slopes of snow, under the radiant blue heaven, tiny puffs of smoke, then some small black figures crossing the snow patch, then another rattle of rifle-fire, rattling dry and unnatural in the upper, skyey air, between the rocks.
The poem takes place in a skyey geosphere featuring differences of light and dark, height and depth, heaven and earth, water and land.
Accordingly, "Though servile to all the skyey influences, it is thou, breath as thou art, that dost hourly afflict thy body with the results of sin."
The child, standing in the full glare of the footlights with the sunny skyey spaces and overlapping blue hills behind her, half-faced the brilliant house as, without accompaniment, she began to sing:
These eighteen or twenty skyey crests form the southern boundary of the so-called Boston Basin, and are the most prominent feature of the southern coast.
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