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- noun Same as
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- noun Alternative form of
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- noun usually coiled
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The brigade was now upon the Front Royal and Winchester pike, moving in the foot and wheel prints of the advance, and under and through an extended cirrhus cloud of dirty saffron.
The zenith was a deep blue, darkening opposite the setting sun, and paling over it into a peach colour, and that again near the horizon passing into a glowing orange-red, crossed by coppery streaks of cirrhus.
Upon a summer's day the brilliant cloud-banks, termed cirrhus, indicate that the air at that elevation and temperature is saturated with moisture; these clouds are formed each day from vapor drawn from the earth.
Just then the moon getting clear of some cirrhus clouds, and shining brighter than ever, lights up an object hitherto unnoticed by him, but one he recognises as an old acquaintance.
Naret uirtnque binffi: vel forte anterior cirrhus narifdrmts.
It has been a pleasure to work with David in bringing his project to fruition, and to witness the formation of a new and intriguing chapter in the ongoing history of Constable’s clouds, perhaps more cirrhus than cumulus, but certainly bound to illuminate a fertile art-historical landscape, as much as that landscape has evidently provided nourishment for David’s new work.