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brown cloud


a thick large and persistent mass of water vapor and air pollution forming in the atmosphere; an instance of such clouds forming; also called Asian brown cloud


A mix of ozone, smoke, and other human-created particles can create a brown cloud.

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  • She threw a laughing glance over her shoulder at him, and the wind caught her hair and drew it out in a brown cloud under the sun.

  • With a muffled roar, the grenade shook the earth; sent a brown cloud spattering around us.

    The Death-Traps of FX-31 Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • That brown cloud hid a huge ants nest teeming with three millions of people.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • It rains incessantly, and that hot hole in which we lie is one brown cloud of mosquitoes.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • A vast column of smoke rising spread like a brown cloud, pierced here and there by fantastic shafts of sunlight.

    A Woman of Thirty Honore de Balzac
  • When the splendid sacrificial robe was displayed a brown cloud of moths escaped from its folds.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • She shook down her hair, and it fell about her in a brown cloud, hiding her face and shoulders.

    The Sea-Wolf Jack London

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