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Cloudiness   /klˈaʊdinɪs/   Listen

The state of the sky when it is covered by clouds.  Synonyms: cloud cover, overcast.
Gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover.  Synonym: overcast.
The quality of being cloudy.  Synonyms: muddiness, murkiness.

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"Cloudiness" Quotes from Famous Books

... eye can cover them at a glance, and the process of reading be as rapid as that of thought The mind, instead of wearying of slow perusal, would have to spur its lightning to keep pace with the eye. Many books are born of mere vagueness and cloudiness of thought. All such, when thus compressed into their reality, would go out in eternal night. There is something overpowering in the conception of the high pressure to which life in all its departments may some time be brought. The ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864 • Various

... Despite the cloudiness, however, one could see for a considerable distance over the slightly rolling sea. There was no other craft ...
— Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers • H. Irving Hancock

... mistress. The mother knew what she meant,—that, let people call her by what name they might, she would still be her husband's wife in the eye of God. But she would not be so. And then she would not be pure. And, to Mrs. Bolton, the worst of it was that this cloudiness had come upon her daughter,—this incapacity to reason it out,—because the love of a human being had become so strong within her bosom as to have superseded and choked the love of heavenly things. But how should she explain all this? 'I am not asking you to ...
— John Caldigate • Anthony Trollope

... juice is sometimes facilitated by fining or adding a small quantity of a substance which coagulates and when settling carries down with it the solid matters causing cloudiness in the liquid. Such finings may be applied at the time of the first pasteurization or just before the final filtration and bottling. In the latter case the juice is drawn off the settlings in containers, the finings are added, and the juice again pasteurized into other receptacles. When it ...
— Manual of American Grape-Growing • U. P. Hedrick

... though hardly audible, was not to be misunderstood. Drawing up a chair, he sat down and something in his manner which was not wholly without sympathy, heartened me still more, dispelling some of the cloudiness which had hitherto ...
— The House of the Whispering Pines • Anna Katharine Green

Words linked to "Cloudiness" :   semidarkness, turbidness, opaqueness, bad weather, vapourousness, inclemency, turbidity, haziness, mistiness, cloudy, steaminess, vaporousness, inclementness, opacity

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