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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

caliginous

\kuh-LIJ-uh-nuhs\ , adjective;
1.
Misty; dim; dark.
Quotes:
Finally the smell of smoke grew strong and I came hurriedly round a corner to find a synagogue on fire, smoke boiling up into a caliginous sky.
-- William H. Gass, The tunnel
I could continue my observations of solar obfuscation, and prove that a caliginous vapor arises from the planet.
-- Victor Hugo, The man who laughs
Origin:
Caliginous has its source in the Latin caligo, "mist."
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