from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The streamer of false cirrus from a thunder-head; the banner-cloud or smoky streamer from the summit of a high mountain-peak.
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Tahiti, as I left it, was under the rays of the already high sun, a shimmering beryl, blue and yellow hues in the overpowering green mass, and from the loftiest crags floating a long streamer-cloud, the cloud-banner of Tyndal.
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