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 cloud bank settled in as I climbed Hanover Mountain in the lead up to Balsam Cap -- cold, gray and depriving me of visual bearings.
As the car wound down through the cloud bank and around the cattle, the lights of Maui's towns were spread out like misty diamonds thousands of feet below -- an Earthbound Milky Way.
He and his co-pilot Mr Phil Woodruffe, from Bristol, who was convicted of the same charge and is also appealing, were flying at 5,000ft under a cloud bank when they saw a shadow and then a bang as Mr Cassait hit the glider's wing.
27 in Fillmore, the pale smoke stretching across the northern horizon looked like a light-gray cloud bank.
The tops of a cloud bank glow with the light of the moon.
Materializing silently from a cloud bank to the north, the B-2 stealth bomber first appeared over the San Fernando Valley as a gray sliver in the sky, then as a giant, disembodied wing.
Over Pyramid Lake he was able to travel under the cloud bank by flying at an altitude of only 100 feet, Compton said.
Above, the air war continues as the Internet expands, widening the skies as new cloud banks of applications appear every day.
A westbound trip on Hawaii's Kona-Kohala Coast on a sun-kissed day takes you into lazy, low-hanging cloud banks.
Thanks to antigravity devices, the entire campus remains permanently aloft, hidden by convenient cloud banks.
We enjoy watching Fourth of July fireworks turn the cloud banks red, white, and blue.