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Gala'xy. n.s. [γαλαξία; galaxie, Fr.] The milky way; a stream of light in the sky.

A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold,
And pavement stars, as stars to thee appear,
Seen in the galaxy.
Milton's Paradise Lost, b. vii.

A brown, for which heaven would disband
The galaxy, and stars be tann'd.

Men doubt, because they stand so thick i' th' sky,
If those be stars that pain the galaxy.

We dare not undertake to shew what advantage is brought to us by those innumerable stars in the galaxy. Bentley's Serm.

Sources: Bentley, Richard (57) · Cleveland, John (10) · Cowley, Abraham (19) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: French (385) · Greek (126) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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