a.1.Having clouds resting on the top or head; reaching to the clouds; as, cloud-capped mountains.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He cast his eyes speculatively up the slopes of the island to the seaman's landmark, Mount Kolorat, green-forested to its cloud-capped summit four thousand feet in the air.
The valley ran from the horseshoe, land- locked bay to the tops of the dizzy, cloud-capped peaks and contained perhaps ten thousand acres.
But while we stood admiring the cloud-capped peaks and the lowlands robed in misty gloom a finer picture burst upon us and chained every eye like a magnet--a stately ship, with canvas piled on canvas till she was one towering mass of bellying sail!
People of the world need to know that we worship deities and there should be none else than our deities standing tall with cloud-capped heads.
Surrounded by cloud-capped peaks and verdant fields, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's tiny hometown offered a comfortingly familiar location in which to kickstart her campaign for the South African presidency.
A bust of the Bard was installed in a special niche on the staircase in the house in Lincoln's Inn Fields; he owned a First Folio; and he quoted ad nauseam in his Royal Academy lectures the lines from The Tempest that could be related to architecture: 'The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, / The solemn temples ...'
Its cloud-capped hills, dotted with exquisite temples, pagodas, pavilions, and lush vegetation, have inspired poets, scholars, and artists for thousands of years.
THIS TOWN Much travelled have I been Around this town of ours; From Foleshill's rugged mountain peaks To Finham's cloud-capped towers.
Whether or not they ride the cableway, and even if the summit is cloud-capped all week, they will remember the sandstone crag that defines the city.
WITH its cloud-capped mountains, cutglass lakes, dry-stone walls and top hotels and restaurants, you can relax by a log fire or get active in the countryside.
Stephen Greenblatt builds cloud-capped palaces sometimes to demolish them in a final statement.