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canopy

Ecology
The above-trunk portion portion of a forest or plant community.
 
Occupational medicine
An overhead protective structure covering a mining machine workstation.

Sports medicine
The cloth and suspension lines of a parachute which support the person or payload.

canopy

the branches and leaves of a woody plant, particularly trees, forming the uppermost light-restricting area some distance above the ground.
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Elizabeth turned her head from the sight, and faced the valley Furious eddies of wind were created by the heat, and, just at the moment, the canopy of fiery smoke that overhung the valley was cleared away, leaving a distinct view of the peaceful village beneath them, My father
But when they learned how Maimie had befriended Brownie and so enabled her to attend the ball to their great glory and renown, they gave three huzzas for the little human, and set off, like an army, to thank her, the court advancing in front and the canopy keeping step with it.
Before they had reached the trees the Sawhorse was far ahead, and the wooden animal returned to the starting place as was being lustily cheered by the Ozites before Jim came panting up to the canopy where the Princess and her friends were seated.
The Birch Path was a canopy of yellow and the ferns were sear and brown all along it.
This immense canopy of fire was perceived at a distance of one hundred miles out at sea, and more than one ship's captain entered in his log the appearance of this gigantic meteor.
The canopy which is to be borne over your Majesty, in the procession, is waiting," announced the chief master of the ceremonies.
So now the Emperor walked under his high canopy in the midst of the procession, through the streets of his capital; and all the people standing by, and those at the windows, cried out, "Oh
In the midst of this growing and important stress the broker became suddenly aware of a high-rolled fringe of golden hair under a nodding canopy of velvet and ostrich tips, an imitation sealskin sacque and a string of beads as large as hickory nuts, ending near the floor with a silver heart.
New stars hast thou made us see, and new nocturnal glories: verily, laughter itself hast thou spread out over us like a many-hued canopy.
Agafea Mihalovna went out on tiptoe; the nurse let down the blind, chased a fly out from under the muslin canopy of the crib, and a bumblebee struggling on the window-frame, and sat down waving a faded branch of birch over the mother and the baby.
In addition to the funding announcement, the company is announcing its rebranding from Pack Purchase to Canopy to better reflect its commitment to the consolidation and ease of its comprehensive home maintenance solution.
The aircraft canopy was left in the open position; however, the canopy was required to be closed before repairs could begin.