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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Born of a cloud.

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Examples

  • Thine hand, unconquered, slays the cloud-born double-bodied race, Hylaeus and Pholus, the Cretan monster, and the huge lion in the hollow Nemean rock.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Next twin brothers leave Tibur town, and the people called by their brother Tiburtus 'name, Catillus and valiant Coras, the Argives, and advance in the forefront of battle among the throng of spears: as when two cloud-born Centaurs descend from a lofty mountain peak, leaving

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Like cloud-born Centaurs, from the mountain's height

    The Aeneid English

  • Like cloud-born Centaurs, from the mountain’s height

    The Seventh Book of the Aeneis

  • The cloud-born Centaurs, and the monster crew: 390

    The Eighth Book of the Aeneis

  • And, saturate with cloud-born dew, the glittering verdant-mantled earth,

    National Epics

  • The uppermost thought of Schiller, then, was to win sympathy for freedom and the rights of man; yet in 'William Tell' we have nothing to do with any species of cloud-born idealism.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • A boundless cave of stalactites, it seemed; the cloud-born vapors downward spiraling, till they met the whirlpool-column from the sea; then, uniting, over the waters stalked, like ghosts of gods.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • Hippodame, [25] and had bidden the cloud-born monsters to sit down at the tables ranged in order, in a cave shaded with trees.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations

  • But the darkness was not of the moon's absence in another hemisphere; only that darkness which is cloud-born, and must cede in twinkling yet glorious intervening moments to the moon, when she will salute the graves and the marriage-guests; and the hearse, as it slowly wended its way up the road to Lochee, every now and then pouring forth from its dark inside peals of laughter.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII

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