from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. hemisphere


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

semi- +‎ sphere


  • Those invited to take part and who did write back said things like, “semisphere, which, when blue, a yellow circle is pasted, and to which, when black, some thousand of tiny sparks are affixed.”


  • Or else an answer folded into the way she turned and regarded him, her eyelids at half-mast, a pure ebony glint that seemed to sink down and reside in the lower semisphere of her iris, that glint mightier than the homely glasses and imparting a potent yet always veiled opinion of the things she took in.

    Heaven Lake

  • "No?" exclaimed Mrs. Shattuck, her gaze darting up to the softly humming semisphere.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • He was sitting in a tapestry-covered recliner behind a perfect black semisphere of desk, staring at me from across the room.


  • It looked like a semisphere, dark gray and about six inches in diameter.

    Venus in Danger

  • Josip pointed his trembling hand in the direction of the suspended semisphere and stammered: "There, look, there is ..."

    Venus in Danger

  • The semisphere floated in the air, perhaps three, four feet above the surface of the flat rock behind which Josip had stretched out.

    Venus in Danger

  • The one is that of Theodoric the Goth, crowned by its semisphere of solid stone, a mighty tomb, well worthy of the conqueror and king.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.