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 Fixed Stars.Flaccus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fixt (The).
 
That is, the Firmament. According to the Ptolemaic System, the earth is surrounded by nine spheres. These spheres are surrounded by the Primum Moble (or First Moved); and the Premium Moble is enveloped by the empyran, or abode of deity   1
       
“They pass the planets seven, and pass the fixt,
And that crystalline sphere whose balance weighs
The trepidation talked, and that first moved.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 481–3.
 


 Fixed Stars.Flaccus. 

 
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