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fog bank

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noun
  1. a stratum of fog as seen from a distance.
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Origin of fog bank

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for fog bank

Historical Examples

  • Suddenly the moon sailed out from behind a fog-bank and the sea was transformed.

    Tales of Fishes

    Zane Grey

  • The sun bursts through the clouds, and licks up the fog-bank.

    A War-Time Wooing

    Charles King

  • For a moment the fog-bank rose and a circle of ocean lay before them.

    Sir Nigel

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The breeze now freshened, and the fog-bank blew off and vanished; when lo!

  • At 10 A.M. on January 9, a fog-bank was observed in the east.


British Dictionary definitions for fog bank

fog bank

noun
  1. a distinct mass of fog, esp at sea
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