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Monday, July 23, 2012

nubilous

\NOO-buh-luhs\ , adjective;
1.
Cloudy or foggy.
2.
Obscure or vague; indefinite.
Quotes:
...trunks as thick as whisky casks and bark like rough-out leather, tower overhead so that the path between them is sheltered from the sun, creating a nubilous atmosphere, soft and pungent with resins, while soft brown needles cushion one's tread.
-- Michael Petracca, Captain Zzyzx
The sky above, dark and nubilous, parted like torn, plump bread and under a sun absorbent and intense, the water began to recede over low bridges. The storm was ending.
-- Elizabeth Léonie Simpson, Stranger From Home
Origin:
Nubilous comes from the Latin root nūb meaning "cloud."
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