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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\,  n.  (Photog.) 
  Cloudiness  or  partial  opacity  of  those  parts  of  a  developed 
  film  or  a  photograph  which  should  be  clear. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\,  v.  t.  (Photog.) 
  To  render  semiopaque  or  cloudy,  as  a  negative  film,  by 
  exposure  to  stray  light,  too  long  an  exposure  to  the 
  developer,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\  v.  t.  (Agric.) 
  To  pasture  cattle  on  the  fog,  or  aftergrass,  of  to  eat  off 
  the  fog  from 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\  v.  i.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  To  practice  in  a  small  or  mean  way  to  pettifog.  [Obs.] 
 
  Where  wouldst  thou  fog  to  get  a  fee?  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\  n.  [Dan.  sneefog  snow  falling  thick,  drift  of  snow, 
  driving  snow,  cf  Icel.  fok  spray,  snowdrift,  fj[=u]k 
  snowstorm,  fj[=u]ka  to  drift.] 
  1.  Watery  vapor  condensed  in  the  lower  part  of  the  atmosphere 
  and  disturbing  its  transparency.  It  differs  from  cloud 
  only  in  being  near  the  ground,  and  from  mist  in  not 
  approaching  so  nearly  to  fine  rain.  See  {Cloud}. 
 
  2.  A  state  of  mental  confusion. 
 
  {Fog  alarm},  {Fog  bell},  {Fog  horn},  etc.,  a  bell,  horn, 
  whistle  or  other  contrivance  that  sounds  an  alarm,  often 
  automatically,  near  places  of  danger  where  visible  signals 
  would  be  hidden  in  thick  weather. 
 
  {Fog  bank},  a  mass  of  fog  resting  upon  the  sea,  and 
  resembling  distant  land. 
 
  {Fog  ring},  a  bank  of  fog  arranged  in  a  circular  form  -- 
  often  seen  on  the  coast  of  Newfoundland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fogged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fogging}.] 
  To  envelop,  as  with  fog;  to  befog;  to  overcast;  to  darken;  to 
  obscure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\  (f[o^]g),  n.  [Cf.  Scot.  fog,  fouge,  moss,  foggage  rank 
  grass,  LL  fogagium  W.  ffwg  dry  grass.]  (Agric.) 
  a  A  second  growth  of  grass;  aftergrass. 
  b  Dead  or  decaying  grass  remaining  on  land  through  the 
  winter;  --  called  also  {foggage}.  [Prov.Eng.] 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  called  in  New  England,  {old  tore}.  In 
  Scotland,  fog  is  a  general  name  for  moss. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fog  \Fog\,  v.  i.  (Photog.) 
  To  show  indistinctly  or  become  indistinct,  as  the  picture  on 
  a  negative  sometimes  does  in  the  process  of  development. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloud  \Cloud\  (kloud),  n.  [Prob.  fr  AS  cl[=u]d  a  rock  or 
  hillock,  the  application  arising  from  the  frequent 
  resemblance  of  clouds  to  rocks  or  hillocks  in  the  sky  or 
  air.] 
  1.  A  collection  of  visible  vapor,  or  watery  particles, 
  suspended  in  the  upper  atmosphere. 
 
  I  do  set  my  bow  in  the  cloud.  --Gen.  ix  13. 
 
  Note:  A  classification  of  clouds  according  to  their  chief 
  forms  was  first  proposed  by  the  meteorologist  Howard, 
  and  this  is  still  substantially  employed.  The  following 
  varieties  and  subvarieties  are  recognized: 
  a  {Cirrus}.  This  is  the  most  elevated  of  all  the  forms 
  of  clouds;  is  thin,  long-drawn,  sometimes  looking  like 
  carded  wool  or  hair,  sometimes  like  a  brush  or  room 
  sometimes  in  curl-like  or  fleecelike  patches.  It  is 
  the  cat's-tail  of  the  sailor,  and  the  mare's-tail  of 
  the  landsman. 
  b  {Cumulus}.  This  form  appears  in  large  masses  of  a 
  hemispherical  form  or  nearly  so  above,  but  flat 
  below,  one  often  piled  above  another,  forming  great 
  clouds,  common  in  the  summer,  and  presenting  the 
  appearance  of  gigantic  mountains  crowned  with  snow.  It 
  often  affords  rain  and  thunder  gusts. 
  c  {Stratus}.  This  form  appears  in  layers  or  bands 
  extending  horizontally. 
  d  {Nimbus}.  This  form  is  characterized  by  its  uniform 
  gray  tint  and  ragged  edges;  it  covers  the  sky  in 
  seasons  of  continued  rain,  as  in  easterly  storms,  and 
  is  the  proper  rain  cloud.  The  name  is  sometimes  used 
  to  denote  a  raining  cumulus,  or  cumulostratus. 
  e  {Cirro-cumulus}.  This  form  consists,  like  the  cirrus, 
  of  thin,  broken,  fleecelice  clouds,  but  the  parts  are 
  more  or  less  rounded  and  regulary  grouped.  It  is 
  popularly  called  mackerel  sky. 
  f  {Cirro-stratus}.  In  this  form  the  patches  of  cirrus 
  coalesce  in  long  strata,  between  cirrus  and  stratus. 
  g  {Cumulo-stratus}.  A  form  between  cumulus  and  stratus, 
  often  assuming  at  the  horizon  a  black  or  bluish  tint. 
  --  {Fog},  cloud,  motionless,  or  nearly  so  lying  near 
  or  in  contact  with  the  earth's  surface.  --  {Storm 
  scud},  cloud  lying  quite  low  without  form  and  driven 
  rapidly  with  the  wind. 
 
  2.  A  mass  or  volume  of  smoke,  or  flying  dust,  resembling 
  vapor.  ``A  thick  cloud  of  incense.''  --Ezek.  viii.  11. 
 
  3.  A  dark  vein  or  spot  on  a  lighter  material,  as  in  marble; 
  hence  a  blemish  or  defect;  as  a  cloud  upon  one's 
  reputation;  a  cloud  on  a  title. 
 
  4.  That  which  has  a  dark,  lowering,  or  threatening  aspect; 
  that  which  temporarily  overshadows,  obscures,  or 
  depresses;  as  a  cloud  of  sorrow;  a  cloud  of  war;  a  cloud 
  upon  the  intellect. 
 
  5.  A  great  crowd  or  multitude;  a  vast  collection.  ``So  great 
  a  cloud  of  witnesses.''  --Heb.  xii.  1. 
 
  6.  A  large  loosely-knitted  scarf,  worn  by  women  about  the 
  head. 
 
  {Cloud  on  a}  (or  the)  {title}  (Law),  a  defect  of  title, 
  usually  superficial  and  capable  of  removal  by  release, 
  decision  in  equity,  or  legislation. 
 
  {To  be  under  a  cloud},  to  be  under  suspicion  or  in  disgrace; 
  to  be  in  disfavor. 
 
  {In  the  clouds},  in  the  realm  of  facy  and  imagination;  beyond 
  reason;  visionary. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fog 
  n  1:  droplets  of  water  vapor  suspended  in  the  air  near  the  ground 
  2:  an  atmosphere  in  which  visibility  is  reduced  because  of  a 
  cloud  of  some  substance  [syn:  {fogginess},  {murk},  {murkiness}] 
  3:  confusion  characterized  by  lack  of  clarity  [syn:  {daze},  {haze}] 
  v  :  make  less  visible  or  unclear;  "The  stars  are  obscured  by  the 
  clouds"  [syn:  {obscure},  {befog},  {becloud},  {haze  over}, 
  {cloud},  {mist}] 




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