Definition of firmament:
The infinite height above the firmament stretched its azure expanse, bespangled with unnumbered stars, and adorned with the moon 'walking in brightness; ' while the transparent surface both received and returned her silver image.- "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
That night, as we sat on the taffrail gazing out upon the wide sea and up into the starry firmament, a thrill of joy, strangely mixed with sadness, passed through our hearts; for we were at length " homeward bound" and were gradually leaving far behind us the beautiful, bright- green coral islands of the Pacific Ocean.- "The Coral Island", R.M. Ballantyne.
- "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.