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  • noun rare Plural form of nimbus.

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Examples

  • Not we, exactly, but our holy antecedents, whose bright nimbi gleam undimmed despite their weeping.

    Scott Cairns: The Dormition of the Mother of God

  • Not we, exactly, but our holy antecedents, whose bright nimbi gleam undimmed despite their weeping.

    Scott Cairns: The Dormition of the Mother of God

  • Its midnight ceiling showed the Ku nebula with its twinkling gold sparks swimming within fat undulating jade and sapphire nimbi.

    The Dreaming Void

  • There were large nimbi and small nimbi about their drooping heads, but the face was always the same.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • We set out at seven a.m. on the next day, when an Azyab or south-easterly wind was promised by the damp air, the slaty sea, and the gloomy nimbi on the hill-tops.

    The Land of Midian

  • Sinai hills clouded over: cirri strata high up; nimbi in fragments below.

    The Land of Midian

  • Another look and they are no more, just towering cumuli-nimbi, strafing the foothills with the lashes of the gods.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • The remaining effigies are depicted on the foreheads, hands and nimbi of the larger ones.

    Religion in Japan

  • I have printed _nimbiferi_ in preference to _nubiferi_ because Jupiter is linked with _nimbi_ at two other passages.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • The gold thread which is freely made use of all over the cope, upon the draperies, nimbi, and surrounding foliage, is marvellously bright and sparkling, although nearly six hundred years old.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

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