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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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  • The last scene ended with the trip through the fog bank and the assistance rendered them by the friendly frog.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • There are none here in the fog bank, so the best I can do is dream of them.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • At this point in Clubin's meditations, a clear opening appeared in the fog bank, the formidable Douvres rocks stood before him.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
  • Take your bearings from the fog bank to your leeward, and tell me how she heads.

    Natalie Ferna Vale
  • The day following, the lifting of a fog bank revealed to us the "Charybdis" close in shore, under small sail.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • 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
  • "If you had been whistling through that fog bank all would have been right," muttered Merriwell, through his set teeth.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • 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
  • We were standing on the edge of the wharf, shut out from the world by a fog bank that left us to all intents alone.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • 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 (
British Dictionary definitions for fog bank

fog bank

a distinct mass of fog, esp at sea
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