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- n. Plural form of colure.
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Two of those -- the colures -- he alludes to in the following lines, when he describes the manner in which Satan, to avoid detection, compassed the Earth, after his discovery by Gabriel in Paradise, and his flight thence: --
In all lands the Sun was known under various names, typical of solar energy, especially in reference to the equinoctial and solstitial colures.
It is very probable that the Chaldeans may have made spheres, like the armillary sphere, for representing the poles of the heavens; and with rings to show the ecliptic and zodiac, as well as the equinoctial and solstitial colures; but we have no record.
Sun.reached the Pleiades, in Taurus, announced the commencement of the annual revolution of the Sun. The intersection of the Zodiac by the colures at the Equinoctial and
The earth is too small, the circles too large and too numerous, some of them, the colures, for instance, are quite useless, and the thickness of the pasteboard gives them an appearance of solidity so that they are taken for circular masses having a real existence, and when you tell the child that these are imaginary circles, he does not know what he is looking at and is none the wiser.
So as (notwithstanding all their former pretences & fair colures) they whose eyes God had not justly blinded might easily see wherto these things tended.
So as (notwithstanding all their former pre - tences & fair colures) they whose eyes God had not justly blinded might easily see wherto these things tended.