war cloud

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Noun1.war cloud - an ominous sign that war threatenswar cloud - an ominous sign that war threatens  
augury, foretoken, preindication, sign - an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
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After Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, our front page report observed: "The war cloud which has been hanging over Europe has burst", marking the start of the First World War.
It is a distant, ever present war cloud that hangs just over the border from Hwacheon County.
A pair of women on three-wheeled motorized dirt bikes zoom past us in halter tops, hooting joyfully, and off in the distance we can see a war cloud of dust kicked up by a noisy swarm of off-road vehicles.
One of the bloodstained letters which was in Joe's breast pocket when he was shot encloses 10 shillings and says: ''It has been a solemn year for many of us and our optimistic feeling dies down for a moment as we think that another Christmas will be spent under the war cloud and the joyous bells will have again a muffled sound.
The first was won by War Cloud, with a time of 1:53 3/5.
Both the recession and Persian Gulf War cloud Montana's 1991 travel and tourism forecast.
Low Demand and the Threat of War Cloud Outlook for European
China and India: are war clouds gathering over Doklam again?
The flirtation with 'nuclear bluff' and 'surgical strikes' only thicken the nuclear war clouds hovering over the region.
He warned that war clouds were hovering over Pakistan.
Nobel laureate Dalai Lama does not see any war clouds on the horizon.