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cumulus clouds [(kyooh-myuh-luhs)]

Large, white, puffy clouds that generally appear during fair weather, although they also form thunderheads on hot days. Some carry rain.

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  • It is of interest to note the appearance of the sky when cumulus clouds are present.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • There were cumulus clouds of varying closeness all the time.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • cumulus clouds, when they are well defined, and advance with the wind, foretell fine weather.

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • cumulus clouds on sunny days are generally at altitudes of 4000 to 7000 feet.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • In the hot air a bank of cumulus clouds glowed red as from a distant conflagration.

    Where the Trail Divides Will Lillibridge
  • The air was full of beautifying haze, and cumulus clouds in the south and west threw motionless shadows upon the mountain woods.

    Spring notes from Tennessee Bradford Torrey
  • cumulus clouds should be smaller towards evening than they are at noon.

  • The summer cumulus clouds increase in size as the afternoon proceeds.

    Reading the Weather Thomas Morris Longstreth
  • So the sun is reflected, in beautiful colors sometimes, from the cumulus clouds which have passed over to the east.

    The Philosophy of the Weather Thomas Belden Butler
  • When the light falls sideways, as is usually the case, cumulus clouds show deep shadows.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman

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