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Stratus  n.  (Meteor.) A form of clouds in which they are arranged in a horizontal band or layer. See Cloud.

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"Stratus" Quotes from Famous Books

... gone from west to W.S.W. and still blows nearly force 6. We are lying very comfortably alongside a floe with open water to windward for 200 or 300 yards. The sky has been clear most of the day, fragments of low stratus occasionally hurry across the sky and a light cirrus is moving with some speed. Evidently it is blowing hard in the upper current. The ice has closed—I trust it will open well when the wind lets up. There is a ...
— Scott's Last Expedition Volume I • Captain R. F. Scott

... chose, with broad daylight all night, and at noon only a couple of days' run from Cape Crozier. Practically no ice in sight, but a sunlit summer sea in place of the pack, with blue sky and cumulo stratus clouds, so different from the gray, hard skies that hung so much over the great ice field we had just forced. The wind came fair as the day wore on and by 10 p.m. we were under plain sail, doing a good six knots. High ...
— South with Scott • Edward R. G. R. Evans

Words linked to "Stratus" :   altostratus, altostratus cloud, cloud

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