It hunted all the saints in the calendar till their haloes top-sided on their heads-her favourite St. Francis of Assisi excepted.
In the foreground are himself and his cousin as monks adoring, also with haloes, and expressions of mock ecstasy!
I kind o' used t' think she was all t' th' harps an' haloes.
Seated together, their heads surrounded by haloes, the two lovers display their courtly charms.
Why, they'd make the very angels jealous, and get pulling off their haloes and kicking them over the edge of heaven.
Into it there stole a joyous luminance which made saints' haloes for the reflected heads of mountains.
haloes may appear around the disc of the sun, moon, or stars.
All the holy Saints and Martyrs were tossing their haloes in the air as schoolboys toss their caps.
It was the crowd of haloes that was causing so much brightness.
If helium was responsible we should have haloes produced in all sorts of colourless minerals.
1560s, from Latin halo (nominative halos), from Greek halos "disk of the sun or moon, ring of light around the sun or moon" (also "threshing floor" and "disk of a shield"), of unknown origin. Sense of "light around the head of a holy person or deity" first recorded 1640s. As a verb from 1801.
halo ha·lo (hā'lō)
n. pl. ha·los or ha·loes
A reddish yellow ring surrounding the optic disk, caused by an expansion of the scleral ring that makes the deeper structures visible.
A ring of light surrounding a luminous body.