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Canopy, subst., 1) a covering of state over a throne, or borne over the head in processions: “were't aught to me I bore the c.” Sonn. 125, 1.*“a rich embroidered c.” H6C II, 5, 44.
2) a covering over a bed: “costly apparel, tents and --ies,” Shr. II, 354. “--ies of costly state,” H4B III, 1, 13. “thy c. is dust and stones,” Rom. V, 3, 13. “their shadows seem a c. most fatal, under which our army lies,” Caes. V, 1, 88. Figuratively, == the firmament: “where dwellest thou? Under the c. Where's that? In the city of kites and crows,” Cor. IV, 5, 41. “this most excellent c., the air, this brave o'er-hanging firmament,” Hml. II, 2, 311.
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