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fog bank

a stratum of fog as seen from a distance.
Origin of fog bank
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Towards the evening it fell calm, and a fog-bank rose on the horizon to the eastward.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
  • At 10 A.M. on January 9, a fog-bank was observed in the east.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Usually, however, the fog-bank will roll in during the night, and disappear by ten o'clock in the morning.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • I'd rather be in a ship that has fits now and then, than to be stuck in a fog-bank!

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
  • Suddenly the moon sailed out from behind a fog-bank and the sea was transformed.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Our courses were converging like the sides of an angle, the vertex of which was at the edge of the fog-bank.

    The Sea-Wolf Jack London
  • If the breeze came strong, it would blow the fog-bank away, and Barebone had need of its covert.

    The Last Hope Henry Seton Merriman
  • We were not making more than nine knots, but the fog-bank was very near.

    The Sea-Wolf Jack London
  • Var's hands moved, molding a radiant globe from the feeble sunshine that straggled through the fog-bank.

    When the Mountain Shook Robert Abernathy
  • Since then the fog-bank had not lifted, and the only wind had been light airs and catspaws.

British Dictionary definitions for fog-bank

fog bank

a distinct mass of fog, esp at sea
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