Blue mesas poke above the distant horizon line, and a domed courthouse grows larger as you near Marfa.
And what the heck did Rust see in the domed "Carcosa" throne room before Childress leapt from the shadows and stabbed him?
Inside, a massive, domed nave offers individual air conditioning vents for all 7,000 chairs.
"round, vaulted roof," 1650s, from French dome (16c.), from Provençal doma, from Greek doma "house, housetop" (especially a style of roof from the east), related to domos "house" (see domestic).
In the Middle Ages, German dom and Italian duomo were used for "cathedral" (on the notion of "God's house"), so English began to use this word in the sense "cupola," an architectural feature characteristic of Italian cathedrals. Used in U.S. also with reference to round summits of mountains.
The head: But when the messenger's got a gat pointed at your dome, what are you gonna do? (1880s+)