Its looming presence has fed her craft and her imagination for years.
But it was hard to see because the towers were so high, just looming over us.
But he was fully devoted to EL, and made preparations for the looming doomsday.
Yet in the end, he has simply not addressed some enormous, looming crises.
A search at Salon showed one story: a set-up piece about the “looming” trial.
It was a man-of-war in full sail, looming up like a mountain.
And now another of these angel-like visits was looming in the distance.
Monstrous fine women they were to be sure, looming up over him in the dimmety light, and two or three of them tall as Grenadiers.
By his own admission he was against the law, a “crook,” and—the penitentiary was looming.
And now the struggle is to begin; it is looming yonder in the north.
weaving machine, Old English geloma "utensil, tool," from ge-, perfective prefix, + -loma, of unknown origin (cf. Old English andloman (plural) "apparatus, furniture"). Originally "implement or tool of any kind" (cf. heirloom); thus, "the penis" (c.1400-1600). Specific meaning "a machine in which yarn or thread is woven into fabric" is from c.1400.
1540s, "to come into view largely and indistinctly," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Swedish loma, East Frisian lomen "move slowly"), perhaps a variant from the root of lame (adj.). Early used also of ships moving up and down. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Loomed; looming.