skysill

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Etymology[edit]

From sky +‎ sill.

Noun[edit]

skysill (plural skysills)

  1. Horizon.
    • 1960, William Turner Levy, William Barnes: the man and the poems:
      When the sun sinks below the skysill (his word for horizon) there is most often in England the gloom of mistiness.
    • 1992, International Poetry Society, Orbis: Issues 84-87:
      Rooftops stagger the skysill. Clouds coast from nowhere to Nowhere as row upon row below Planetrees shuttle the moted Air.
    • 1995, Kim Stanley Robinson, Green mars:
      They first appeared as two bumps rolling over the skysill, which quickly proved to be the connected outer points of a low ridge.

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