war cloud

  1. something that threatens war; a harbinger of conflict.

Origin of war cloud

First recorded in 1820–30

Words Nearby war cloud

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How to use war cloud in a sentence

  • He can see a war cloud where I can't see annything but somebody cookin' his dinner or lightin' his pipe.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • The war cloud had thinned enough to allow a clearer conception of the work of emancipation.

  • It is worth adding that toward the close of this book a war-cloud appears between France and Germany.

    The Squirrel-Cage | Dorothy Canfield
  • Then along came a war-cloud in Europe; stocks began to drop and provisions to advance.

    Uncle Terry | Charles Clark Munn
  • But again the war cloud seemed to hover over the establishment, and again the Sheriff's officers appeared in force.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I | James H. Mapleson