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 for welkin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Welkin \Wel"kin\, n. [OE. welken, welkene, welkne, wolcne,
     weolcne, AS. wolcen, pl. wolcnu, a cloud; akin to D. wolk,
     OFries. wolken, OS. wolkan, G. wolke, OHG. wolchan, and
     probably to G. welk withered, OHG. welc moist, Russ. & OSlav.
     vlaga moisture, Lith. vilgyti to moisten.]
     The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven; the sky.
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           On the welkne shoon the sterres lyght.   --Chaucer.
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           The fair welkin foully overcast.         --Spenser.
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           When storms the welkin rend.             --Wordsworth.
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     Note: Used adjectively by Shakespeare in the phase, "Your
           welkin eye," with uncertain meaning.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which
           celestial bodies appear to be projected [syn: celestial
           sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens,
           vault of heaven, welkin]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "welkin":
     Caelus, aerosphere, air, atmosphere, azure, biosphere, blue sky,
     caelum, canopy, canopy of heaven, cerulean, cope, ecosphere,
     empyrean, ether, firmament, gaseous envelope, heaven, heavens,
     hyaline, lift, lifts, noosphere, sky, starry heaven, the blue,
     the blue serene, vault, vault of heaven

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