welkin (n.)
sky, firmament, heavens
2H4 II.iv.163 [Pistol to Hostess] let the welkin roar!
KJ V.ii.172 [Bastard to Lewis the Dauphin, of sounding drums] another shall, / As loud as thine, rattle the welkin's ear
KJ V.v.2 [Lewis the Dauphin to all] The sun ... was loath to set, / But stayed and made the western welkin blush
LLL I.i.216 [King reading Armado's letter to him] the welkin's viceregent
LLL III.i.65 [Armado alone] By thy favour, sweet welkin, I must sigh in thy face
LLL IV.ii.5 [Holofernes to Nathaniel, of the pomewater] who now hangeth like a jewel in the ear of caelum, the sky, the welkin
Luc 116 [of Tarquin] No cloudy show of stormy blustering weather / Doth yet in his fair welkin once appear
MND III.ii.356 [Oberon to Puck] The starry welkin cover thou anon / With drooping fog
MW I.iii.85 [Nym to Pistol, in response to 'Wilt thou revenge?'] By welkin and her star!
R3 V.iii.342 [King Richard to his army] Amaze the welkin with your broken staves!
Tem I.ii.4 [Miranda to Prospero] the sea, mounting to th'welkin's cheek [i.e. to the edges of the clouds]
Tit III.i.210 [Titus to Lavinia] with our sighs we'll breathe the welkin dim
Tit III.i.222 [Titus to Marcus] If the winds rage, doth not the sea wax mad, / Threat'ning the welkin with his big-swoll'n face
TN II.iii.55 [Sir Toby to Sir Andrew and Feste] shall we make the welkin dance indeed?
TS Induction.ii.44 [Lord to Sly, of hunting] Thy hounds shall make the welkin answer them
Ven 921 [of a hound] Another flap-mouthed mourner ... / Against the welkin volleys out his voice

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