"The sun of heaven methought was loath to set,
But stay'd and made the western welkin blush" - King John
"Thy hounds shall make the welkin answer them." - Taming of the Shrew
"But shall we make the welkin dance indeed?" - Twelfth Night
"If the winds rage, doth not the sea wax mad, Threatening the welkin with his big-swollen face?" - Titus AndronicusWhat does it say about British weather, that a Germanic word for cloud became an English word for sky?