from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under cloud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A from of cloud having the character of both the cirrus and the stratus. See cloud, 1.
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- n. a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude
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Cirrus and cirro-stratus -- the very clouds we want most to observe -- are always thin and indefined as regards their form and contrast against the rest of the sky, so that this defect of the method is the more unfortunate.
It was a dull afternoon, a low foggy stratus was driving rapidly across the sky at a low level, and through the general misty gloom of a northern winter day we could just make out some striated stripes of strato-cirrus -- low cirro-stratus -- between the openings in the lower cloud layer.
Uniform dense cirro-stratus, (S. fresh); noon showers all round;
The sky was hazy with cirro-stratus and a fine halo "ringed" the sun.
During the afternoon, the sun occasionally gleamed through a tract of cirro-stratus cloud and there was a very fine parhelion: signs of an approaching blizzard.
"A high cirro-stratus which looks as if some cream had been poured on the blue sky and hadn't mixed properly yet," the Forecaster continued,
Away off on the horizon, though, you can see a bigger bunch of those festoons, dropping from the five-mile height of the cirro-stratus and condensing away down lower.
The sky was in streaky horizontal clouds to the east, and thin misty clouds to the south -- cirro-stratus.
The clouds (cirro-stratus) were, during the entire day, in horizontal lines and slight globular accumulations, the latter in a row and, taken
The sky was slightly overcast during the march, with radiating cirro-stratus S.S.W. - N.N.E. Now very clear and bright again.