cloud-ridden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cloud +‎ ridden

Adjective[edit]

cloud-ridden (comparative more cloud-ridden, superlative most cloud-ridden)

  1. Full of clouds.
    • 1915, F. Tennyson Jesse, “A Garden Enclosed” in Beggars on Horseback, London: Heinemann, p. 168,[1]
      We saw the sea-grey slopes of olive-trees
      Blown foamy-pale, from the cloud-ridden air
      Fell the swift shadows on those leafy seas.
    • 1987, Giovanni Pontiero (translator), Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago, Orlando: Harcourt, p. 130,[2]
      [] He then looks up at the cloud-ridden sky, one great sombre plaque, the colour of slate, he tells her, If wills are dark clouds, perhaps, they’re trapped in these thick, black clouds shutting out the sun []
  2. During which the sky is full of clouds.
    • 1895, Arthur Foxwell, Essays in Heart and Lung Disease, London: Charles Griffin & Co., “The Climatic Treatment of Pulmonary Phthisis,” p. 240,[3]
      I shall not dilate on the value of sunshine; there can be no need to do so to any dweller among the dun cold mists of our cloud-ridden winters.
    • 1995, Ardath Mayhar, Hunters of the Plains, The Borgo Press, 2008, Chapter 2, p. 15,[4]
      The bright morning had turned into a cloud-ridden noon.
  3. Covered or obscured by clouds.
    • 1885, “Bogota,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 71, Number 421, p. 49,[5]
      [] the traveller [] with difficulty ascends from the parched banks of the Magdalena, the Sabana—with its encircling chain of mountains and the extinct volcano of Tolima, snow-capped and cloud ridden in the distance []
    • 1985, Paul J. Curran, Principles of Remote Sensing, London: Longman, Section 4.4.6, p. 126,[6]
      Mosaics are employed for the mapping of large areas of what is often cloud ridden terrain.

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