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blue sky

  • noun the sky as viewed during daylight
    blue; blue air; wild blue yonder.
    • he shot an arrow into the blue
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blue sky law

  • noun a state law regulating the sale of securities in an attempt to control the sale of securities in fraudulent enterprises
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blue-sky

  • adjective satellite without immediate commercial value
    • the company cannot afford to do blue-sky research
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lucy in the sky with diamonds

  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; acid; loony toons; dot; superman.
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mackerel sky

  • noun a sky filled with rows of cirrocumulus or small altocumulus clouds
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Mackerel sky, ∨ Mackerel-back sky

  • a sky flecked with small white clouds; a cirro-cumulus. See Cloud.
Webster 1913

Sky blue

  • an azure color.
Webster 1913

sky burial

  • noun a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures
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sky dive

  • verb jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute
    skydive.
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sky glow

  • noun illumination of the night sky in urban areas
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sky marshal

  • noun a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight
    air marshal.
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sky pilot

  • noun a chaplain in one of the military services
    Holy Joe; military chaplain; padre.
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Sky scraper

  • (Naut.), a skysail of a triangular form. Totten.
Webster 1913

sky wave

  • noun a radio wave that is reflected back to earth by the ionosphere or a communications satellite; permits transmission around the curve of the earth's surface
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sky-blue

  • noun a light shade of blue
    azure; lazuline; sapphire; cerulean.
  • adjective satellite of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky
    azure; bright blue; cerulean.
    • October's bright blue weather
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Sky"-blue adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the blue color of the sky; azure; as, a sky-blue stone. Wordsworth.
Webster 1913

sky-high

  • adverb (with verb `to blow') destroyed completely; blown apart or to pieces
    • they blew the bridge sky-high
    • the committee blew the thesis sky-high
  • adverb in a lavish or enthusiastic manner
    enthusiastically.
    • he extolled her virtues sky-high
  • adverb to a very high level
    • prices have gone sky-high
    • garbage was piled sky-high
    • the men were flung sky-high by the explosion
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Sky"-high`
Definitions
  1. , adv. & a. Very high. Colloq.
Webster 1913

Under open sky

  • out of doors. "Under open sky adored." Milton.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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