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storm cloud

noun
1.
a heavy dark cloud presaging rain or a storm
2.
a herald of disturbance, anger, or violence: the storm clouds of war
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  • The storm cloud began to throw out loose masses of flying scud, through which the moon now and again shone out in fitful gleam.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • It grew like a storm cloud until once more it darkened the sky.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • A storm cloud was sweeping down the bay and off across Hampton Roads.

    Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie Alice B. Emerson
  • The storm cloud of dissension still hung threateningly, and the future looked black and dismal.

  • Steer very clear of the storm cloud or it will suddenly sink you; ship, crew and cargo.

    The Sea Jules Michelet
  • A troop of small, scurrying, angry-looking clouds seemed to form an advancing line to the vast mass of storm cloud.

  • Even when the storm cloud began to gather the French government did all it could to suppress the news.

  • Eh, mate, see how the storm cloud is rolling into a ball, as though there were something alive turning round in it.

    The Storm Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky
  • The western edge of the storm cloud was as perpendicular as a steep mountain side, and was enormously elevated, and very black.

    The Philosophy of the Weather Thomas Belden Butler
  • Then he started again at the head of the reinforcement, like a storm cloud on the wing.

    The Missouri Outlaws Gustave Aimard

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