Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The realm of clouds, or, figuratively, of vague fancies; cloud-land.

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Examples

  • Lurid lights hung over the crown at night-time, and lightning flashed in dazzling sheets through the cloud-world.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

  • Justice and Love and Punishment and Forgiveness were personified and dramatized and a whole cloud-world of fancy built up.

    The Chief End of Man

  • Those who try it with that idea find the cloud-world cold and uncomfortable, and not at all the rosy, gold-tinted region it looked at a distance.

    What a Young Woman Ought to Know

  • That cloud-world was a pageant in itself, as grand and more gorgeous perhaps than the mountains would have been.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • With wild shapes this cloud-world seem'd to mimic in air,

    Lucile

  • And then a whole cloud-world of love, freedom, fame, simple, graceful country luxury steamed up across my brain, to end -- not, like the man's in the "Arabian Nights," in my kicking over the tray of China, which formed the base-point of my inverted pyramid of hope -- but in my finding the contents of my plate deposited in my lap, while I was gazing fixedly at

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • The child grasps at the picture-books, the Dryad grasped at the cloud-world, her thought-book.

    Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

  • The clouds over and under one another, but the snow-covered mountains peeped forth gloriously from among them, It was a riven cloud-world which drove past, -- the wild chase with which the daylight had disguised itself.

    O. T. a Danish Romance

  • The volumes of which it was composed were perceptible, by translucent lines and fissures; but the mass, as a whole, seemed as solid, bulky, and ponderous in the cloud-world as the mountain was on earth.

    Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 1

  • a certain cloud-world which had once covered all things with a veil of mystery.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

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