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An upper limit: The Gov put a two-billiondollar ceiling on office expensesRelated Terms
[1930s+; probably fr ceiling, ''the highest an airplane can go,'' which is attested from 1917]
the covering (1 Kings 7:3,7) of the inside roof and walls of a house with planks of wood (2 Chr. 3:5; Jer. 22:14). Ceilings were sometimes adorned with various ornaments in stucco, gold, silver, gems, and ivory. The ceilings of the temple and of Solomon's palace are described 1 Kings 6:9, 15; 7:3; 2 Chr. 3:5,9.