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  • n. Alternative form of cloud bank.


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  • They drove through a cloudbank that misted the windshield and brought on a false twilight but dissipated almost as quickly as it had appeared.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • Worse than the airplane in the middle of the featureless cloudbank.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • Motionless at the edge of the ravine, they were miles from the city and the wide flat river that snaked into the glow, the sun going gray, smoldering in a towering heap of dust like a cloudbank.

    Excerpt: The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

  • The cloudbank was thick enough to filter the sun and the top surface of our outer clothing was cooler than I'd ever felt it since I arrived on Mars.


  • The top of the sculpture is wave-like, resembling a snowdrift, and groupings of the straws have been pulled out slightly into an undulating bas relief, suggesting a cloudbank or a wall of sea foam.

    Magician of Man-Made Materials

  • When it lunged out of the cloudbank the dreadnought's gunners had only a few seconds to fire and the one shell that hit bounced off the cruiser's streamlined hull.

    Sun of Suns

  • He bounded to the window and looked out, in time to see bright streaks converge on one of the other ships from inside a vast cloudbank.

    Sun of Suns

  • Two-thirds of the wheeling formation were inside the cloudbank.

    Sun of Suns

  • The cloudbank pulsed orange once, twice, then dozens of times in rapid succession.

    Sun of Suns

  • Far out there, if you knew where to look, the fading ember of a rocket poked into a cloudbank and disappeared.

    Sun of Suns


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