Definitions

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  • n. A pseudoscientific device supposed to drain clouds of orgone and thus cause rain.

Etymologies

cloud +‎ buster (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The cloudbuster is a set of hollow tubes pointing to the sky and "earthed" by a connection to water.

    Weatherwatch: Wilhelm Reich's cloudbuster

  • Reich set up his cloudbuster and operated it for just over an hour; the next morning it started raining, and the crop was saved.

    Weatherwatch: Wilhelm Reich's cloudbuster

  • While many methods have been proposed for weather control, few have been quite as peculiar as the cloudbuster invented by Austrian psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich.

    Weatherwatch: Wilhelm Reich's cloudbuster

  • Reich still has his disciples, and there are instructions online to build your own cloudbuster.

    Weatherwatch: Wilhelm Reich's cloudbuster

  • Reich warned his cloudbuster could drill holes in the sky and produce prolonged rain or even cause tornadoes if used by an unskilled practitioner.

    Weatherwatch: Wilhelm Reich's cloudbuster

  • The storefront sits at the bottom of the 54-story cloudbuster between 44th and 45th streets, smack-dab in the middle of Times Square. about 17,000.

    Aeropostale to Take Old MTV Store Space in Times Square

  • Starting in 1977, as part of his graduate research at the University of Kansas, DeMeo undertook replication studies of Reich's biophysical research -- specifically, a systematic evaluation of the Reich cloudbuster which yielded positive results.

    Rabett Run

  • "DeMeo has since directed field applications of the cloudbuster apparatus, successfully ending droughts across the USA and overseas"

    Rabett Run

  • Through the organizational structure of OBRL, and with the cooperative assistance and support of many other individuals and groups dedicated to Reich's works, DeMeo has since directed field applications of the cloudbuster apparatus, successfully ending droughts across the USA and overseas as well, with applications towards reducing the energetic stagnation characteristic of wetter regions suffering from chronic air pollution and forest-death.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Macklowe Properties is now developing 510 Madison Avenue, a 30-story cloudbuster at 53rd Street; and redeveloping 1330 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th streets.

    Billy Macklowe Officially Takes Charge of Macklowe Properties

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  • A device (described by scientists as "pseudoscientific") in the form of an "Orgone shooter" by which Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich claimed to be able to manipulate streams of "cosmic orgone energy" to cause clouds to produce rain and thereby dissipate. (Wikipedia)

    This device is not nubiferous.

    May 25, 2008