strato-cumulus love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stratum of low cloud consisting of separate irregular masses; a cloud of the layer type, but not sufficiently uniform to be pure stratus. Also called cumulo-stratus.
  • noun See cloud, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Meteor.) Large balls or rolls of dark cloud which frequently cover the whole sky, esp. in winter, and give it at times an undulated appearance.


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  • There was little wind, and the few strato-cumulus clouds which were visible showed great stretches of azure-blue sky between them.

    Around the World in Ten Days

  • As the Division bomber stream of probably fifteen groups (360 airplanes) flew eastward, a great wall of strato-cumulus clouds confronted us.


  • When lower and in heavy roundish masses it's called alto-cumulus, which is the fifth on the list, and when it is lower still and looks like a lot of great blue-gray footballs wedged closely together it is known as strato-cumulus. "

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men


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