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- Same as
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- adjective (Bot.) Cirrose.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Tufted; -- said of certain feathers of birds.
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- adjective botany, zoology Pertaining to
cirri; having filaments, fibrous.
- adjective Pertaining to
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Sir John Herschel compared it to a surface studded over with flocks of wool, or to the breaking up of a mackerel sky when the clouds of which it consists begin to assume a cirrous appearance.
Farquharson on the connection of cirrous clouds with the Aurora, 197; its altitude, 199.
This connection of the polar light with the most delicate cirrous clouds deserves special attention, because it shows that the electro-magnetic evolution of light is a part of a meteorological process.
All remarked "that the Aurora flashed forth in the most vivid beams when masses of cirrous strata were hovering in the upper regions of the air, and when these were so thin that their presence could only be recognized by the formation of a halo round the moon."