Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peculiar reflection in the sky, common in arctic regions, indicating the presence of open water beneath.
“Whenever the state of the air was favourable, the dark, heavy water-sky was visible in a marked degree, leaving no doubt that a large extent of Ross Sea was open the whole year round.”
“The constantly increasing 'water-sky' to the north had long ago warned us that we were approaching the sea; the presence of the birds told us it was not far off.”
“A dark water-sky hung over the Barrier on the west and north-west, showing that there was open sea off the mouth of the Bay of Whales.”
“There was no mark by which to steer, except a "water-sky" to the north, the hinterland being clouded over.”
“They were a deep bluish-grey colour -- a typical "water-sky" -- but I have never seen clouds moving so fast.”
“Heaven is high, but the water-sky lit here seems deeper and more divine.”
“Partly from this, partly from the extension of the water-sky in this direction, I draw the conclusion that the breadth of the open water was at least thirty-five kilometres.”
“A blue water-sky was still visible out to sea, indicating that open water was to be found there.”
“A water-sky was again formed along the horizon of the ice from north-east to north, and from the heights at the coast there was seen an extensive opening in the ice-fields, which a little east of Irgunnuk nearly reached the shore.”
“That is a water-sky, for certain," exclaimed Captain Vane, eagerly, on the evening when this discovery was made.”
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