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Heavenly body   /hˈɛvənli bˈɑdi/   Listen
Heavenly body

Natural objects visible in the sky.  Synonym: celestial body.

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"Heavenly body" Quotes from Famous Books

... body—a body that will not thwart but second the needs and aspirations of the spirit. He had in his mind, I presume, such a body as the Lord died with, changed by the interpenetrating of the creative indwelling will, to a heavenly body, the body with which he rose. A body like the Lord's is, I imagine, necessary to bring us into true and perfect contact with the creation, of which there must be multitudinous phases whereof we cannot ...
— Hope of the Gospel • George MacDonald

... prince, "Although I ill can spare this garment, which I use as a disguise among the deer, that alluring them within reach I may kill them, notwithstanding, as it so pleases you, I am now willing to bestow it in exchange for yours." The hunter having received the sumptuous dress, took again his heavenly body. ...
— Sacred Books of the East • Various

... altitudo, from altus, high), height or eminence, and particularly the height above the ground or above sea-level. In geometry, the altitude of a triangle is the length of the perpendicular from the vertex to the base. In astronomy, the altitude of a heavenly body is the apparent angular elevation of the body above the plane of the horizon (see ASTRONOMY: Spherical). Apparent altitude is the value which is directly observed; true altitude is deduced by correcting for astronomical refraction and dip of the horizon; geocentric ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Heavenly body" :   planetoid, winkle, cosmos, twinkle, quasar, primary, major planet, minor planet, world, satellite, creation, planetesimal, celestial body, natural object, macrocosm, existence, universe, star, quasi-stellar radio source, scintillate, planet

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