Definitions

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  • n. A bank of fog.

Etymologies

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fog +‎ bank

Examples

  • The component, known by the code word "fogbank," is thought to be made of an exotic material and is crucial to a hydrogen bomb reaching its designed energy level in the microseconds before it blows apart.

    Gazette.com :

  • Weather: The damn fogbank is making it cold in the valley.

    View from the Northern Border

  • Meanwhile, the main technical problem hindering the refurbishment effort, aimed at preparing thousands of aging warheads for use, is a classified component known by the code word "fogbank."

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • A Midwestern town is enveloped by a mysterious fogbank one night.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • The freighter in the fogbank off Tartous: it began to seem like an Eric Ambler espionage novel.

    How the End Begins

  • It's a vapor shrouded by steam wrapped in a fogbank.

    THE RANT: Now is the time for all cartoonists to satirize Steve Jobs

  • When the bottle finally arrived, he sprayed a veritable fogbank of it around himself.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • She walked to the window instead, finally, and stood motionless there, looking down at the city lights, glittering like knives in the darkness, and beyond, the ominous black edge of the fogbank towering above the horizon.

    Sudden Rain

  • Then he ran into a rolling fogbank of a kind that suddenly appears on the coast of Maine.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Machinery spun itself into existence from the point of the Venus Black, and even now, with Ilse gone, the fascination of seeing something real emerge from nothing - like a shape drifting out of a fogbank - stole over me.

    Duma Key

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  • Sunday Herald: 'The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) "lost knowledge" of how to make a mysterious but very hazardous material codenamed Fogbank. As a result, the warhead refurbishment programme was put back by at least a year, and racked up an extra $69 million... Neither the NNSA nor the UK Ministry of Defence would say anything about the nature or function of Fogbank. But it is thought by some weapons experts to be a foam used between the fission and fusion stages of a thermonuclear bomb. US officials have said that manufacturing the material requires a solvent cleaning agent which is "extremely flammable" and "explosive". The process also involves dealing with "toxic materials" hazardous to workers.'

    March 10, 2009

  • "Put us in that fogbank, Tom." --Captain Aubrey, "Master and Commander"

    February 21, 2007