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cloud cover

noun
1.
a covering of clouds over all or part of the sky.
2.
the fraction of sky covered by clouds.
Also called cloudage.
Compare sky cover.
Origin of cloud cover
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • It flew above the cloud cover which still blotted out nearly all the blue overhead.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The cloud cover, broken some time since, was dissipating and now a good two-thirds of the sky was wholly clear.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The slim hope faded as they emerged from the cloud cover moments later.

  • Then as he saw the cloud cover her smile, he added, "But it may be worth a great deal to you if you will send it away!"

    The Little Spanish Dancer Madeline Brandeis
  • He hit the cloud cover and began dodging recklessly through it, changing his course constantly to throw his pursuers off.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr
  • "The boys got jumped out of cloud cover and were sitting ducks for the Jerries," the sergeant said sourly.

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