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  • I looked, and all that I could see was a vague smoke of sea and air and a cloud-bank of sky that tore at the ocean's breast.


  • There was a low moon, and everything showed out clear, so that you could see the smallest branches of the trees on Nulla Mountain, where it stood like a dark cloud-bank against the western sky.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Away aloft, so high that a backward tilt of the head was necessary, the cloud-bank was edged with light as ineffably variable as the shadows over a wheat-field on a breezy day.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Perhaps the cloud-bank recalled to him the waterspout in which the “Albatross” had so nearly been destroyed, or the mighty cyclone from which he had escaped only as if by a miracle above the Antarctic Sea.

    The Master of the World

  • For awhile he continued to contemplate the sun where that luminary hung suspended above a cloud-bank before finally declining.

    Through Russia

  • Grand Canary, out of its cloud-bank gleamed the red flash of the lighthouse on the Isleta, and in a few more minutes, along the sea level, sparkled the five miles of irregularly distributed lights of

    Travels in West Africa

  • She skimmed like a swallow down wind for eight or ten miles until I turned her nose up a little and she began to climb in a great spiral for the cloud-bank above me.

    The Horror of the Heights

  • The cloud-bank was thicker than I had expected, but at last it thinned out into a golden mist before me, and then in an instant I had shot out from it, and there was an unclouded sky and a brilliant sun above my head -- all blue and gold above, all shining silver below, one vast glimmering plain as far as my eyes could reach.

    The Horror of the Heights

  • It was a glorious spiral vol-plané from nearly eight miles of altitude -- first, to the level of the silver cloud-bank, then to that of the storm cloud beneath it, and finally, in beating rain, to the surface of the earth.

    The Horror of the Heights

  • When he raised the blinds in the bedroom, however, the view from the window suggested that Tiptop was flying through a cloud-bank at an altitude of 35,000 feet.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain


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