• WordNet 3.6
    • adj milky resembling milk in color not clear "milky glass"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
    • Milky Consisting of, or containing, milk. "Pails high foaming with a milky flood."
    • Milky Like, or somewhat like, milk; whitish and turbid; as, the water is milky. “Milky juice.”
    • Milky Mild; tame; spiritless. "Has friendship such a faint and milky heart?"
    • Milky Yielding milk. "Milky mothers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All of the stars comprising the Milky Way galaxy revolve around the center of the galaxy once every 200 million years or so.
    • milky Containing, consisting of, or resembling milk: as, a milky fluid; a milky color.
    • milky Yielding milk.
    • milky Full of milt or spawn, as oysters: a trade use.
    • milky Soft; mild; timorous; effeminate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the distance at which our sun is located from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, Earth and the rest of our solar system are moving at a speed of about 170 miles per second around the center.
    • adj Milky made of, full of, like, or yielding milk: soft: gentle
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. meolc, milk; Ger. milch, milk.


In literature:

This part of the Milky Way is well worth observing, being marked by singular variations of brilliancy.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
They eat them in their milky state.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He seemed to hear certain sentences spoken while he was whirling through space with the Milky Way flinging stars at him.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
Way, Milky = lakta vojo.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
No, we must sell Milky-White and live on the money.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
Before I reached here I thought it must be the last stopping-place in the Milky Way.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
Rubber is not rare in nature, for it is contained in almost every milky juice.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
After breathing two or three times, you will notice that the lime-water begins to look milky.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
In her dark hair dress, on that opaque night of black hair, there shone the diamond coronet, like a milky way.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
He could appreciate the beauty of her lines, distinguish her colour, the milky white picked out with gold.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens

In poetry:

While o'er her graceful shoulder's milky swell,
Silky as those on little children seen,
Yet thick as Indian fleece her ringlets fell,
Nor owned Pactolus' sands a brighter sheen.
"Description Of Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks
O cheeks! beds of chaste loves
By your own showers seasonably dashed;
Eyes! nests of milky doves
In your own wells decently washed;
O wit of Love! that thus could place
Fountain and garden in one face.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
Poised on the planet's rim we stand,
Peering aghast into boundless space;
Infinite depths on every hand,
Never again in the self-same place;
Dragged by the sun itself away
On toward a point in the Milky Way.
"Mysteries" by John Lawson Stoddard
So safe, so warm, He slept by her,
In her enfolding arms at peace,
Her milky babe, little and dear;
And yet the Tree that should be His
Grew in the forest, wide and high,
Whose branches should fill all the sky.
"The Crown" by Katharine Tynan
Upwards thou dost weep;
Heavn's bosom drinks the gentle stream;
Where the milky rivers creep,
Thine floats above, and is the cream.
Waters above th' heav'n's, what they be
We're taught best by thy tears and thee.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
When fields smell sweet with the dewy hay,
And woods are cool and wan,
And a path for dreams is the Milky Way,
And summer is nearly gone—
It's oh, for the rock and the woodland lane,
And the silence and stars and her lips again!
"In The Lane" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Milky Way still recovering from mysterious impact, scientists say.
Milky Way to Collide With Neighboring Galaxy in 4 Billion Years.
( Four billion years from now, the Milky Way galaxy as we know it will cease to exist.
A Slice of the Billions of Planets in the Milky Way.
We've been writing about milky pastels all spring—lavender nails, petal pink hair, mint green skirts—and now we're writing with them.
Scientists closing in on black hole at center of Milky Way.
You've Never Seen a Picture of the Milky Way's Spiral.
Milky Way Caramel Apple Autumn Miniatures.
Amazing photo captures 84 million stars in Milky Way .
The Milky Way 's 'moons'.
A dusty galaxy near the Milky Way .
Stellar disco balls dazzle in Milky Way .
Milky Way 's Core Hides Big Twisted Ribbon.
The Arches Cluster Deep Inside the Milky Way .
Its very name reveals how wrong the ancients were about the nature of the Milky Way , but understandably wrong.

In science:

We discuss the properties of these sources and compare them with similar sources in the Milky Way and other galaxies.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
Verbunt et al. (1995) are for a softer energy band, and they miss sources like NGC6440, plus the fact that there are a few variable sources in the Milky Way that have shown X-ray luminosities in excess of 1037 erg/sec.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
In our case, taking the probability of finding an X-ray source in a globular cluster as p = 0.1 (from the Milky Way), leads to the prediction that N = 3 globular cluster X-ray sources in NGC5128 would be composed of two sources, while the number of triple sources is negligible.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
There are only 3 Milky Way globular clusters with X-ray sources that are fainter than the peak of the globular cluster luminosity function, while 9 of them are brighter (Verbunt et al. 1995).
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
In NGC5128, as in the Milky Way, it appears that the X-ray sources preferentially reside in bright clusters.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources