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Friday, February 03, 2017

Definitions for cloudland

  1. the sky.
  2. a region of unreality, imagination, etc.; dreamland.

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Citations for cloudland
When the wind came it split the sky and shouldered the cloudland left and right, unbarring great clear furnaces of rolling gold. G. K. Chesterton, Manalive, 1912
Half a dozen flying machines were doing hackwork at the thousand-foot level, looking like little black swallows against the green background. I dare say they were wondering what I was doing up in cloud-land. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Horror of the Heights," Strand Magazine, Volume XLVI, 1913
Origin of cloudland
1810-1820
Cloudland entered English in the early 1800s. Cloud-cuckoo-land is a related term that comes from Greek Nephelokokkȳgía, the realm which separates the gods from mankind in Aristophanes' The Birds.
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