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fog bank

a stratum of fog as seen from a distance.
Origin of fog bank
First recorded in 1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are none here in the fog bank, so the best I can do is dream of them.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • Take your bearings from the fog bank to your leeward, and tell me how she heads.

    Natalie Ferna Vale
  • From afar we saw La Dent de Baulion smiling across a fog bank which hung over the lake.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • Upon the local behavior of the fog bank depends in large measure the local climate.

  • The grey, heavy heave of the water; the great hull of the steamer backing into the bay; the gloom of the fog bank.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • Astern was a fog bank, and ahead the open sea, toward which the boat was charging at full speed.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • For out of the fog bank that hung over the sea, Joe Arnolds plane had suddenly appeared.

    Gypsies of the Air Bess Moyer
  • Cap'n Bill finished the story by telling of their escape through the fog bank.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • I didnt like to see them start off in a fog bank with the sun already setting, so I volunteered to go to Greensborough.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • Mascola had escaped him; had noted the clearing and heard the sound of pursuit; had doubled back into the fog bank.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
British Dictionary definitions for fog bank

fog bank

a distinct mass of fog, esp at sea
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