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  • n. Plural form of halo.


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  • How the good saints reacted to the removal of their haloes is not yet revealed.

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  • I make this claim not on the grounds that the British take an extra-large size in haloes: it's just that they have a very long experience of sin.

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  • They don't stand on glass windows, or wear those things that father calls haloes, and that I call plates, round their heads, with their names written on them.

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  • The minute and curious marks so produced are known as haloes; for they surround, in ringlike forms, minute particles of included substances which contain radioactive elements.

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  • Stars begin to form relatively quickly in sub-galactic-sized building blocks called haloes which are subsequently assembled into galaxies.

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  • But then Robinson thought it would be even better to incorporate a range of icons, such as haloes, hearts, smileys and stars, rather than leaving it at just a kiss.


  • Iconoclastic and aesthetically exhilarating, allusions to the sacred such as haloes in portraits, the use of traditional iconographic symbols such as white flowers, bread and, thorns, contrast powerfully with the devil imagery, of serpents and of smoke.

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  • As everyone who has read my report should know by now that the pixel anomalies, that they call "haloes," are absolutely not scanner artifacts.

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  • There are diagrams that seem to move and swirl, a stereogram that magically turns into a 3-D image if you align the dots and stare "through" it, as well as depictions of rainbows, moon bows, haloes and glories.

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  • Crude clay heads perched on finely carved seated Buddhas; haloes of floral reliefs encircled bare patches where faces had been chiseled off the cave wall.

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