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A.Word.A.Day--welkin

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This week's theme: Words with hidden animals.

welkin (WEL-kin) noun

The sky or heaven.

[From Old English wolcen (cloud).]

See more usage examples of welkin in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"The MPs made the welkin, or at least the chamber, shake with mockery." Simon Hoggart; Master of the Euro Flimflam Mountain; The Guardian (London, UK); Jun 26, 2007.

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