dark cloud


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dark cloud

See dark nebula.

dark cloud

[′därk ′klau̇d]
(astronomy)
A relatively dense, cool cloud of interstellar gas, chiefly molecular, whose dust particles obscure the light of stars behind it.
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Mr Arbuthnot said that the original inquiry left "a dark cloud over the credibility" of the Defence Ministry.
A dark cloud has lifted over Martha Stewart's empire, and it is certainly a good thing.
With his wife, Nancy, and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger by his side at an Olvera Street rally, Riordan accused the incumbent Democrat of creating ``a dark cloud over the state.
The only dark cloud was the yellow card he picked up against the Germans.
National Observatory and with the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS), considers the eclipsing object to be a dark cloud with a binary star embedded in it.
The dark cloud hovering over these strong results, however, lies in the firm's fourth-quarter outlook.
But that's a small silver lining in one large, dark cloud.
Fighting back tears, head Susan Owen said a dark cloud had fallen over the close-knit school, which has just 48 pupils.
The dark cloud that still looms over the project are disputes between the city and the builder, M.
Roger Tuttle, CEO, said, "The silver lining to the September 11th dark cloud is the unity and patriotic enthusiasm Americans have shown.
But that dark cloud might have a silver lining, according to Baffert.
Now that the lawsuit is behind us, I look forward to capitalizing on new opportunities that were not afforded us while beneath this dark cloud.