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rain cloud

a cloud or a mass of clouds that yields rain.
Origin of rain cloud
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I think we better trust the rain cloud mothers to do what they think best.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker
  • The machine (Albatross) had far too long a start, and got into a rain cloud.'

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • When she finally appeared on the veranda, her face was as dark as a rain cloud.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • The rain cloud is called the nimbus, and may be said to be the extension of a cumulo-stratus.

  • It had the greyness of a rain cloud, yet rather that of a column of smoke.

  • Such a commotion as there was in the rain cloud homes when the mothers found the doors of their houses open!

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker
  • Nearer and nearer the roar of the rain cloud approached, though as yet not a drop had fallen over us.

    A Frontier Mystery Bertram Mitford
  • In the distance they took on all the misty shades of grey and blue, or stood purple, steeped in shadows, under a rain cloud.

    The Pioneers

    Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • When you see people having a picnic, push the rain cloud away from them instead of over them.

    In Camp With A Tin Soldier John Kendrick Bangs
  • The sunrise came with its dull transient light upon the rain cloud.

    A Dozen Ways Of Love

    Lily Dougall

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