- a dense, horizontal, roll-shaped cloud sometimes occurring at the lower front portion of a cumulonimbus.
Origin of arcus
< Latin: bow, arch
Also called roll cloud.
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Examples from the Web for arcus
A view of this is given by Donati, who calls it the Arcus Domitiani.Old Rome
Moreover, there is the arcus senilis, the fine translucent to opaque circle surrounding the outer portion of the iris.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
The Romans originally called their triumphal arch fornix, not arcus.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
Otia si tollas, periere Cupidinis arcus—Remove 45 the temptations of idleness, and Cupid's bow is useless.
The frustules are curved or arcuate (arcus, a bow) in the side view, oblong and narrowed at the ends in the front view.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope
John William Griffith
- A structure resembling a bent bow or an arch.
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