cloud bank


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cloud bank

[′klau̇d ‚baŋk]
(meteorology)
A fairly well-defined mass of cloud observed at a distance; covers an appreciable portion of the horizon sky, but does not extend overhead.

cloud bank

A well-defined mass of cloud observed at a distance. It covers an appreciable portion of the sky, but cloud cover does not extend to the overhead position.
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The tops of a cloud bank glow with the light of the moon.
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A westbound trip on Hawaii's Kona-Kohala Coast on a sun-kissed day takes you into lazy, low-hanging cloud banks.
We enjoy watching Fourth of July fireworks turn the cloud banks red, white, and blue.
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Among the Saintongeais peasantry, the association of malevolent cures with devastating storms produced the indigenous phrase "priests' shanks" (jambes de pretres) to describe rays of sunlight shining through thick, lowering cloud banks.
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When cloud banks glide over the water's surface and change the color from azure to emerald green, one can understand why the Indians considered the lake sacred territory,'' he writes.
The Galileo spacecraft that has studied Jupiter and its moons for the past eight years made one last circuit of the giant gas planet before plunging into its thick cloud banks at almost 108,000mph.
Galileo dived into Jupiter's thick cloud banks at almost 108,000mph.