chinook arch

chinook arch

[shə′nu̇k ′ärch]
(meteorology)
A foehn cloud formation appearing as a bank of clouds over the Rocky Mountains, generally a flat layer of altostratus, heralding the approach of a chinook.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The grassroots initiative to establish a full-service public library prompted the Kainai Literacy Committee, along with the Kainai Board of Education and the Tribal Council, to approach Chinook Arch Library System.
Hardy), Chinook Arch." A Centennial Anthology of Alberta Writing (1967, edited by John Patrick Gillese), and the Alberta Diamond Jubilee Anthology: A Collection from Alberta's Best Writers (1979, edited by John W.
The organizing committee can promise a program of speakers and debates that will stimulate and freshen the mind -- probably clean the plaque from your teeth -- and one that will send you home able to tell the folks that prairie oysters aren't fish; a Calgary red-eye isn't a midnight flight to New York; and a chinook arch isn't found on any building.