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cloud cover (klaʊd ˈkʌvə) 



  1. the state of the sky when it is covered with cloud   ⇒ Heavy cloud cover in the area made it difficult for the military to track the missiles., light cloud cover, breaks in the cloud cover

Example Sentences Including 'cloud cover'

"The moon emerged from its cloud cover and heartlessly lit up the landscape again.
Hodgman, Ann My Babysitter Bites Back
An Oregon National Guard helicopter also tried to reach the stranded men Monday morning but failed due to heavy cloud cover.
canada.com (2004)
Because the cloud cover was so thick, darkness was descending more rapidly than usual.
Rob Mundle FATAL STORM (2001)
Furthermore today's cloud cover will mean a cooler day and hence less chance of a sea breeze.
Yachting Boating World (2004)
Snowing, poor visibility -- not fog but not good -- and low cloud cover.
Maclean, Alistair San Andreas
Suddenly, a few shafts of sunlight pierced the ragged cloud cover as the "Nimrod" variation reached its rousing climax.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)
The plane descends through the cloud cover towards a distant runway.
Independent (1999)
We've been frozen numb by unseasonably cold temperatures, drenched by rain and cursed with constant cloud cover.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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