fog bank


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fog bank

n.
A dense mass of fog defined against clearer surrounding air, often as viewed from a distance at sea.

fog bank

n
(Physical Geography) a distinct mass of fog, esp at sea

fog′ bank`


n.
a stratum of fog as seen from a distance.
[1650–60]
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fog bank

nbanco di nebbia
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On this morning of the Great Snow, perchance, which is still raging and chilling men's blood, I bear the muffled tone of their engine bell from out the fog bank of their chilled breath, which announces that the cars are coming, without long delay, notwithstanding the veto of a New England northeast snow-storm, and I behold the plowmen covered with snow and rime, their heads peering, above the mould-board which is turning down other than daisies and the nests of field mice, like bowlders of the Sierra Nevada, that occupy an outside place in the universe.
I notice a fog bank to the west over Newport, which seems to dissipate 10 or 15 minutes after the moon's first contact.
The rescue helicopter couldn't get down because of the fog bank.
This is all done within a volume about the size of a closet; if there's patchy fog or a fog bank nearby, the instrument might not detect it.
If a fog bank means it's triple-digit miles to an airport with approach minimums or thunderstorms are going to rumble over your departure airport momentarily and have already walled off other good alternatives, do you really want to launch?
Fog bank at Huntcliffe Saltburn, by Harry Simpson of Saltburn
While most onlookers in the international scene stand horrified by the appearance of a jihadist fog bank in a European capital, Paris, the reality is more complex; indeed, potentially, more sinister.
When the lifeboat arrived, the fog bank was dispersing and the tow continued without assistance.
This is akin to trying to map a fog bank from a single headlight shining through it.
Above and below, the amazing image of a huge fog bank coating London taken this week by pilot John Roberts and, bottom right, one of John's rainbow pictures
Nobody in the flight initially mentioned turning back; however, we quickly changed our minds after seeing a solid fog bank directly in front of us.
Every afternoon, it''s like this poisonous fog bank rolling in on my mind," Emily explains to top psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), who prescribes a new medication called Ablixa to calm Emily''s nerves.