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storm cloud

noun
  1. a heavy dark cloud presaging rain or a storm
  2. a herald of disturbance, anger, or violencethe storm clouds of war
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Historical Examples

  • A storm-cloud was driving in from the west, low-hanging and menacing.

    The Doomsman

    Van Tassel Sutphen

  • Maybe on a Sunday, or in the middle of the night, a storm-cloud visits the mountains.

  • First the storm-cloud descends, hanging lower and lower in the sky.

    The Life of David

    Alexander Maclaren

  • A glance that shot on Lamoracke As from a storm-cloud bright and black.

    The Tale of Balen

    Algernon Charles Swinburne

  • The great power of the storm-cloud was due to its revolution.