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English → English (gcide) Definition: Storm scud Scud \Scud\, n. 1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation. [1913 Webster] 2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind. [1913 Webster] Borne on the scud of the sea. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil over the moon. --Sir S. Baker. [1913 Webster] 3. A slight, sudden shower. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zo["o]l.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 5. (Zo["o]l.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean. [1913 Webster] Storm scud. See the Note under Cloud. [1913 Webster] Storm \Storm\, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. Stratum). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not. [1913 Webster] We hear this fearful tempest sing, Yet seek no shelter to avoid the storm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; sedition, insurrection, or war; violent outbreak; clamor; tumult. [1913 Webster] I will stir up in England some black storm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Her sister Began to scold and raise up such a storm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A heavy shower or fall, any adverse outburst of tumultuous force; violence. [1913 Webster] A brave man struggling in the storms of fate. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mil.) A violent assault on a fortified place; a furious attempt of troops to enter and take a fortified place by scaling the walls, forcing the gates, or the like. [1913 Webster] Note: Storm is often used in the formation of self-explained compounds; as, storm-presaging, stormproof, storm-tossed, and the like. [1913 Webster] Anticyclonic storm (Meteor.), a storm characterized by a central area of high atmospheric pressure, and having a system of winds blowing spirally outward in a direction contrary to that cyclonic storms. It is attended by low temperature, dry air, infrequent precipitation, and often by clear sky. Called also high-area storm, anticyclone. When attended by high winds, snow, and freezing temperatures such storms have various local names, as blizzard, wet norther, purga, buran, etc. Cyclonic storm. (Meteor.) A cyclone, or low-area storm. See Cyclone, above. Magnetic storm. See under Magnetic. Storm-and-stress period [a translation of G. sturm und drang periode], a designation given to the literary agitation and revolutionary development in Germany under the lead of Goethe and Schiller in the latter part of the 18th century. Storm center (Meteorol.), the center of the area covered by a storm, especially by a storm of large extent. Storm door (Arch.), an extra outside door to prevent the entrance of wind, cold, rain, etc.; -- usually removed in summer. Storm path (Meteorol.), the course over which a storm, or storm center, travels. Storm petrel. (Zo["o]l.) See Stormy petrel, under Petrel. Storm sail (Naut.), any one of a number of strong, heavy sails that are bent and set in stormy weather. Storm scud. See the Note under Cloud. [1913 Webster] Syn: Tempest; violence; agitation; calamity. Usage: Storm, Tempest. Storm is violent agitation, a commotion of the elements by wind, etc., but not necessarily implying the fall of anything from the clouds. Hence, to call a mere fall or rain without wind a storm is a departure from the true sense of the word. A tempest is a sudden and violent storm, such as those common on the coast of Italy, where the term originated, and is usually attended by a heavy rain, with lightning and thunder. [1913 Webster] Storms beat, and rolls the main; O! beat those storms, and roll the seas, in vain. --Pope. [1913 Webster] What at first was called a gust, the same Hath now a storm's, anon a tempest's name. --Donne. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] I do set my bow in the cloud. --Gen. ix. 13. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor. “A thick cloud of incense.” --Ezek. viii. 11. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 5. A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection. “So great a cloud of witnesses.” --Heb. xii. 1. [1913 Webster] 6. A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

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