cloud bank


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Noun1.cloud bank - a layer of clouds seen from a distancecloud bank - a layer of clouds seen from a distance
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
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The blues and greys were very beautiful, and Dorothy noticed that on the cloud banks sat or reclined fleecy, shadowy forms of beautiful beings who must have been the Cloud Fairies.
Materializing silently from a cloud bank to the north, the B-2 stealth bomber first appeared over the San Fernando Valley as a gray sliver in the sky, then as a giant, disembodied wing.
Over Pyramid Lake he was able to travel under the cloud bank by flying at an altitude of only 100 feet, Compton said.
Called "The Wisdom of Clouds," the graphical user interface (GUI) allows site visitors to take a virtual flight through a cloud bank of all ideas generated by more than 80 world-famous contributors to the ThinkerNet, and drill down to read the ones that are of interest.
Integral Systems' Chairman and CEO Steve Chamberlain noted that "commanders could plan accordingly after seeing in near-real-time a cloud bank over the Persian Gulf, a sandstorm on the Arabian Peninsula or clear skies over Kabul.
Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia's acting director general of transportation, said that minutes before the AirAsia flight disappeared from radar, the pilot asked air traffic control for permission to avoid a cloud bank by turning left and going higher, to 34,000 feet.
If the horizon is obscured, the pilot's internal sensor system may unwittingly designate the slanted cloud bank edge as the horizontal reference plane.
three quarters of the sky was now clear but still the Sun was hidden by a massive cloud bank.
Finding himself in a cloud bank, he lost sight of #1; he executed lost Wingman procedures and kept the altitude deconfliction he had built into the rejoin.
How do you, like a jet leaving Eugene Airport, break through that cloud bank and realize that there's blue sky after all?
I gradually became aware of a substantial cloud bank building on the horizon between ourselves and Baghdad.