cumulus cloud

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Related to cumulus cloud: cumulonimbus cloud, stratus cloud, Towering cumulus
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Noun1.cumulus cloud - a globular cloudcumulus cloud - a globular cloud      
altocumulus, altocumulus cloud - a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
thunderhead - a rounded projecting mass of a cumulus cloud with shining edges; often appears before a thunderstorm
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These canisters smashed on striking the ground--they did not explode--and incontinently disengaged an enormous volume of heavy, inky vapour, coiling and pour- ing upward in a huge and ebony cumulus cloud, a gaseous hill that sank and spread itself slowly over the surrounding country.
From his bed he could see the great cumulus clouds that hung in the blue sky.
Mitra Davar's "Intercession," Masih Alinejad's "A Bloody Day of Ashura," Shahla Zarlaki's "The Bathhouse," and Zohreh Hakimi's "The Wandering Cumulus Cloud," grouped together in a bloody quartet, compare similarities and contrast motivations for the violence in each.
This warmer influence is presently limited by dry air above it (the anticyclonic fringe) so the resultant Altocumulus cloud band is not so thick, yet still turbulent enough to assist occasional lower-based cumulus cloud in its convective thrust.
The firemen had reported a towering cumulus cloud and drops of rain before the cloud suddenly collapsed.
while a fellow pilot reported he saw the plane heading into a huge cumulus cloud and " it must have been a lightning bolt.
It didn't help that my particular model would regularly go into meltdown, losing satellite reception when anything more substantial than a modest cumulus cloud floated past.
As a warm cumulus cloud grows and expands upward into higher altitudes, it will rapidly cool.
Make them different from the typical puffy cumulus cloud.
Helens created an ash cloud that, when viewed from a distance, looked much like a towering cumulus cloud.
A raging rainstorm can cause a pilot to lose control - an "upset" - amid the rapidly varying vertical air currents inside a mature cumulus cloud, and often the result is a high-speed dive that ends in a desperate pullout, which fatally overstresses the airplane's wings or tail.
Some waterspouts resemble a giant hourglass, with one end traversing the earth, and the other being in contact with a large cumulus cloud.