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War cloud   /wɔr klaʊd/   Listen
War cloud

An ominous sign that war threatens.

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"War cloud" Quotes from Famous Books

... the finished artistic power of his mind, even then rejoicing in the fullness and freshness of its creations and in the unwearied flow of its natural music. But it fell then on the great world of letters almost unheeded, shut out by the war cloud that soon broke upon the ...
— Poems of Henry Timrod • Henry Timrod

... the spirit of revolution confined strictly within her borders, England felt herself competent to avert the evil day, for an indefinite period, through the instrumentality of the rope and the bayonet; but now that beyond the seas, the terrible war cloud of Fenianism fills the whole west, surcharged with vengeance and the great, broad lightnings of American freedom, she reels to her very centre, and begins to loosen her hold, claw by claw, upon her victim, in the hope that her lacerated and bleeding prey may be satisfied with a partial ...
— Ridgeway - An Historical Romance of the Fenian Invasion of Canada • Scian Dubh

Words linked to "War cloud" :   augury, sign, preindication, foretoken

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