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Drifting Cloud, The

Japanese Uki Gumo. a novel (1887–89) by Shimei Futabatei.
Also called The Floating Cloud.

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  • Being entirely shrouded in shadow, he could not see the moon, which rode high in the sky, scarcely touched by a floating cloud.

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  • As he hurried into the sitting-room, she was thinking of the floating cloud.

  • He who so loved the down, the sea, the floating cloud, had been free once.

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  • He must have seen them, for the floating cloud of smoke drew his gaze.

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  • I questioned of Colgate, who was lying upon his back with eyes fastened on a floating cloud.

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  • In the distance, the mountain forms a purple background for the picture, purple flecked with soft white patches of floating cloud.

    Across the Equator Thomas H. Reid
  • But ill-gotten riches and honour are to me as a floating cloud.

  • “Sanguine” means “blood red”; “rack” or “wrack” is broken or floating cloud.

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  • Far in the blue he could see a tiny white speck like a floating cloud.

  • He tossed a small envelope of paper at Jim's feet and was gone through the window as silently as a floating cloud.

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