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Armiferous
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Armillary definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

'ARMILLARY, a. [L. armilla, a bracelet, from armus, the arm.]
Resembling a bracelet, or ring; consisting of rings or circles. It is chiefly applied to an aritificial sphere, composed of a number of circles of the mundane sphere, put together intheir natural order, to assist in giving a just conception of the constitution of the heavens, and the motions of the celestial bodies. This aritificial sphere revolves upon its axis within a horizon, divided into degrees, and movable every way upon a brass supporter.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to bracelets

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. relating to bracelets. Phrases and idioms: armillary sphere hist. a representation of the celestial globe constructed from metal rings and showing the equator, the tropics, etc. Etymology: mod.L armillaris f. L armilla bracelet

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Armillary Ar"mil*la*ry, a. [LL. armillarius, fr. L. armilla arm ring, bracelet, fr. armus arm: cf. F. armillaire. See Arm, n.] Pertaining to, or resembling, a bracelet or ring; consisting of rings or circles. Armillary sphere, an ancient astronomical machine composed of an assemblage of rings, all circles of the same sphere, designed to represent the positions of the important circles of the celestial sphere. --Nichol.



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