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cloudy

[′klau̇d·ē]
(meteorology)
The character of a day's weather when the average cloudiness, as determined from frequent observations, is more than 0.7 for the 24-hour period.
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But, present still, though now unseen; When brightly shines the prosperous day, Be thoughts of =Thee= a cloudy screen To temper the deceitful ray.
One night, Arapooish came into the lodge with a cloudy brow, and seated himself for a time without saying a word.
He desired fame or wine or the beauty of women with a torrid directness inconceivable among the cloudy ideals or cloudy compromises of the north; to vaguer races his intensity smelt of danger or even crime.
From the west sky a wrathful shine--all that wild March could afford in the way of sunset--had burst forth after the cloudy day, flooding the tired and sticky faces of the threshers, and dyeing them with a coppery light, as also the flapping garments of the women, which clung to them like dull flames.
He sought for beauty consciously, and he remembered how even as a boy he had taken pleasure in the Gothic cathedral as one saw it from the precincts; he went there and looked at the massive pile, gray under the cloudy sky, with the central tower that rose like the praise of men to their God; but the boys were batting at the nets, and they were lissom and strong and active; he could not help hearing their shouts and laughter.
Toward midnight, after he had left the countess' apartments, he was sitting upstairs in a shabby dressing gown, copying out the original transaction of the Scottish lodge of Freemasons at a table in his low room cloudy with tobacco smoke, when someone came in.
I don't know--it is so very cloudy and cold, it seems likely to rain;--and you know I have had a long drive.
The summer night looked black and cloudy through the little back window.
If you have a minute to spare before you go, child, I wish you'd just make Mac a fresh shade; this has got a berry stain on it, and he must be tidy, for he is to go out to-morrow if it is a cloudy day," said Mrs.
Late in the afternoon it had come on to be cloudy, and he had lost his bearings; and although he had only to go always downhill--everywhere the way to safety when one is lost--the absence of trails had so impeded him that he was overtaken by night while still in the forest.
The sky, cloudy since the morning, has darkened while we have been in the church, and the rain is beginning to fall heavily.
Behind it, sheltering its garden from the too keen breath of sea winds, was a cloudy fir wood, in which the winds might make all kinds of weird and haunting music.