[ (stray-tuhs, strat-uhs) ]
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Low clouds that stretch over large portions of sky, creating overcast conditions.
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stratovolcano, Stratton, stratum, stratum title, stratus, stratus clouds, Straus, Strauss, Strauss, Johann, the Younger, Strauss, Richard, stravage
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How to use stratus clouds in a sentence
In individual cases the difference between surface winds and stratus clouds may be considerably greater.Wind and Weather|Alexander McAdie
It passed between me and some cirro-stratus clouds, so dense as to hide ordinary stars completely.Meteoric astronomy:|Daniel Kirkwood
Sometimes these stratus clouds may cover the sky at midday, but in thin platings and not leadenly.Reading the Weather|Thomas Morris Longstreth
During forenoon notice a distinct terra-cotta or biscuit colour in the stratus clouds to the north.South!|Sir Ernest Shackleton
Do not all the filmy, hazy, cirrus and cirro-stratus clouds first appear from the general direction of the sunset?Locusts and Wild Honey|John Burroughs