Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Irregular, drifting clouds; cloud-rack.

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Examples

  • Only at rare intervals could he get a glimpse of grey sea through the pouring cloud-drift.

    The War in the Air

  • I closed my eyes, still seeing colors, letting my fingers find the smoothness of her skin, the cloud-drift of her hair, the fragile vessel of flesh and blood that somehow contained miracles.

    Dreamfall

  • By the time we were done eating, the gray light of a bedraggled morning revealed tiny lakes in every hollow, and each coulĂ©e and washout was a miniature torrent of muddy water -- with a promise of more to come in the murky cloud-drift that overcast the sky.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • She could see the cloud-drift in his eyes deepening and his face hardening in the way she knew so well when he was vexed.

    Chapter 7

  • ` And beyond the Wild Wood again? 'he asked: ` Where it's all blue and dim, and one sees what may be hills or perhaps they mayn't, and something like the smoke of towns, or is it only cloud-drift?'

    The Wind in the Willows

  • The spell of summer weather had passed from the islands, and in its wake the wind blew keenly from the north, and the grey cloud-drift hurried low overhead.

    Vandrad the Viking, the Feud and the Spell

  • The two ships fought for three hours, circling and driving southward as they fought, until the twilight and the cloud-drift of a rising gale swallowed them up.

    The War in the Air

  • Trails spidered up its broken steep, and were lost in the cloud-drift or dipped out of sight over the edge of the timbered mesa.

    The Trail Book

  • There was no moon; only here and there a star pierced the cloud-drift.

    The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea

  • "And beyond the Wild Wood again?" he asked; "where it's all blue and dim, and one sees what may be hills or perhaps they mayn't, and something like the smoke of towns, or is it only cloud-drift?"

    The Wind in the Willows

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