Armillary



consisting of hoops or rings.
Historical Examples

This machine, he says, has a circumference of thirty-two feet, being constructed in the form of an armillary sphere.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II Edward Luther Stevenson

The horizon diameter of this armillary sphere is about 21 cm.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I Edward Luther Stevenson

Never had any armillary sphere so many zones, as there were here circles, which had the light for their centre.
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4) William Kirby

armillary, r′mil-lar-i, or r-mil′lar-i, adj. resembling an armlet or bracelet: consisting of rings or circles.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

On the left there is an armillary dial by F. Culpeper, of London.
Chats on Old Copper and Brass Fred. W. Burgess

The armillary sphere (Fig. 117) stands at the east end130 of the court.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II Edward Luther Stevenson

At the top, the drip-mould grows into a large trefoil with crockets outside and an armillary sphere within.
Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson

The Biblioteca Barbarini of Rome possesses four armillary spheres, all appearing to be of the early seventeenth century.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II Edward Luther Stevenson

This globe supports the several circles composing the armillary sphere.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I Edward Luther Stevenson

The piece may be referred to as a fine example of the armillary sphere of the period.
Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II Edward Luther Stevenson

adjective
of or relating to bracelets

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