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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.
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fog bank

n
(Physical Geography) a distinct mass of fog, esp at sea
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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.
It is even more spectacular with the fog banks, which come rolling underneath it when the cold wind off the Pacific Ocean hits the heat of inland California.
"This mountain is notorious for fog banks," said Glen Sage of the American Red Cross office in the town of Galax.
But you will not find this in the ICE policy document, although it could be buried in one of the fog banks.
Satellites could greatly improve the accuracy of information about moving fog banks, thanks to research at the University of Marburg, Germany.