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  • n. Plural form of nimbus.


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  • The difference is that unlike the other nimbuses, which are golden, the halo of Judas is solid black.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • I had one last go at the buttons, though there weren't any left with nimbuses on them -- the darker it got, the clearer that was.

    The Night of the Long Knives

  • Their brandished spears made nimbuses over their heads; and this time their response was like the baying of hounds.


  • Glories or nimbuses in high relief set thick with gems surround the faces, and sparkle as they reflect the light from the multitude of candles burnt in their honour.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • Flashing around me, and from Lakla and O'Keefe, were nimbuses of flickering scarlet flames.

    The Moon Pool

  • There were slender brown women wearing over their braids and white rebocillos broad straw hats with streamers and sprays of wild flowers; men dressed in striped drill, the so-called Majorcan cloth, their hats stuck on the backs of their heads like black or gray nimbuses around their shaven faces.

    The Dead Command From the Spanish Los Muertos Mandan

  • Both mother and child have round nimbuses, the former in plain circular bands of russet and orange, the latter consisting of bands of pale blue surmounted by a scarlet cross.

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • The actors seem surrounded at all times by hovering nimbuses that don't suggest divine radiance so much as they do the effects of a recent concussion.

    Slate Magazine

  • A glowering line of wood nymphs with nimbuses of hair floating above them and yokes of horn around their necks were the perfect showcase for an ethereal Lucian Matis fall collection edged in darkness.


  • Grand Hyatt's Cloud 9 bar sometimes actually rests above its namesake nimbuses and cumuli. Top headlines


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