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Cumulus  n.  (pl. cumuli)  (Meteor.) One of the four principal forms of clouds. SeeCloud.

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"Cumulus" Quotes from Famous Books

... especially, the exquisite and impudent—are as gay, as spontaneous, as careless, as vivacious as Boldini. Boucher's goddesses and cherubs, disporting themselves in graceful abandonment on happily disposed clouds, outlined in cumulus masses against unvarying azure, are as unrestrained and independent of prescription as Monticelli's figures. Lancret, Pater, Nattier, and Van Loo—the very names suggest not merely freedom but a sportive and ...
— French Art - Classic and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture • W. C. Brownell

... sat, sheltered both by the fell itself, and by the encircling hollies, they overlooked a branching dale, half veiled, and half revealed by sunny cloud. Above the western fells they had just crossed, hung towers and domes of white cumulus, beneath which a pearly sunshine slipped through upon the broad fell-side, making of it one wide sunlit pleasance, dyed in the red and orange of the withered fern, and dotted with black holly and juniper. Round the head of the dale the curtain ...
— The Case of Richard Meynell • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Cumulus" :   aggregation, pile, midden, agglomerate, cloud, thunderhead, cumulation, collection, compost pile, cumulus cloud, shock, muckhill, pyre, altocumulus, altocumulus cloud, muckheap, stockpile, accumulation, woodpile, cumulous, funeral pyre, stack, heap, cumulate

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