They and their emblems are painted; the nimbi and the ribs of the shells are gilded.
I have printed nimbiferi in preference to nubiferi because Jupiter is linked with nimbi at two other passages.
Each have nimbi of a blue colour, surmounted by crosses, with globular extremities.
1610s, "bright cloud surrounding a god," from Latin nimbus "cloud," perhaps related to nebula "cloud, mist" (see nebula). Meaning "halo" is first recorded c.1730. Meteorological sense of "a rain cloud" is from 1803.