Definitions

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  • n. A dark and ominous cloud that appears to indicate a coming storm.

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Examples

  • But today's stormcloud of hysteria is a poor prelude to what could emerge from this, not a sensible attempt to redefine journalistic ethics but a cack-handed attempt to restructure an industry.

    The Murdoch story is not a Berlin Wall moment – just daft hysteria | Simon Jenkins

  • Just his herding-dog slink (and he has a most wonderful herding-dog slink, when he wants it) which makes him look like a drifting stormcloud intent on mayhem.

    It's a dog's life.

  • I eat a mouldy mushroom and it blooms a stormcloud on my belly.

    The Temple and the Fortress

  • It seemed to Brother Cadfael, watching with unashamed interest from his dark corner, that both of them were very well aware of the stormcloud bearing down on them, and neither was disposed to do anything to evade or placate it.

    His Disposition

  • And the media stormcloud which chronicles Jefferson's legal travails should help his district's recovery ....

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Someone's taken a giant bite out of the roof, and a giant gingerbread stormcloud complete with gingerbread lightning bolt threatens overhead.

    "This site may harm your computer" on every search result?!?!

  • History that rolls above us like an onrushing stormcloud while we below knit booties and adjust our earmuffs

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • But as the fear became empty and baseless, so it began to dissipate, as a once-foreboding stormcloud emptied of its rain.

    How did Barack Obama do?

  • The attacks on me for caring about men came from stormcloud, who has now made her blog private.

    Link Farm & Open Thread #44

  • Maybe I could just pray for a very large stormcloud.

    Archive 2006-03-01

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