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 for fog
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     Note: Sometimes called, in New England, old tore. In
           Scotland, fog is a general name for moss.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fog \Fog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fogged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken;
        to obscure.
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     2. (Photog.) To render semiopaque or cloudy, as a negative
        film, by exposure to stray light, too long an exposure to
        the developer, etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fog \Fog\ (f[o^]g), v. t. (Agric.)
     To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off
     the fog from.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fog \Fog\ (f[o^]g), v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.]
     To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog. [Obs.]
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           Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee?     --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fog \Fog\, v. i. (Photog.)
     To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on
     a negative sometimes does in the process of development.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fog \Fog\ (f[o^]g), 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.
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     2. A state of mental confusion.
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     3. (Photog.) Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of
        a developed film or a photograph which should be clear.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     1. A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles,
        suspended in the upper atmosphere.
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              I do set my bow in the cloud.         --Gen. ix. 13.
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     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.
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     2. A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling
        vapor. "A thick cloud of incense." --Ezek. viii. 11.
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     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.
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     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.
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     5. A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection. "So great a
        cloud of witnesses." --Heb. xii. 1.
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     6. A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the
      2: an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a
         cloud of some substance [syn: fog, fogginess, murk,
      3: confusion characterized by lack of clarity [syn: daze,
         fog, haze]
      v 1: make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by
           the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the
           valley" [syn: obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate,
           haze over, fog, cloud, mist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  191 Moby Thesaurus words for "fog":
     CAT, London fog, London special, addle, addle the wits, aerospace,
     aerosphere, aftergrass, air hole, air pocket, airspace,
     amorphousness, ball up, bamboo, becloud, bedazzle, bedim, befog,
     befuddle, befuddlement, bemist, bewilder, bewilderment, blur,
     bother, botheration, bug, bump, cane, ceiling, cereal,
     cereal plant, chaos, clabber up, cloud, cloud over, cloud up,
     confuse, confusion, corn, crosswind, dark, darken, darken over,
     darkness, daze, dazzle, defocus, deform, dim, discombobulate,
     discombobulation, discomfit, discomfiture, discompose,
     discomposure, disconcert, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization,
     disorganize, disorient, disorientation, distort, distract, disturb,
     disturbance, drisk, drizzling mist, eclipse, embarrass,
     embarrassment, empty space, encloud, enmist, entangle,
     farinaceous plant, favorable wind, film, flummox, flurry, fluster,
     flutter, fog up, fogginess, forage grass, frenzy, front,
     frost smoke, fuddle, fuddlement, fuss, fuzz, fuzziness, gauze,
     grain, graminaceous plant, grass, haze, head wind,
     high-pressure area, hole, indeterminateness, indistinctness,
     ionosphere, jetstream, jumble, lawn grass, lose resolution,
     low-pressure area, make uncertain, maze, mess, mess up, mist,
     mistiness, mix up, moider, muddle, muddlement, muddy, mumbo jumbo,
     murk, murkiness, mystification, mystify, nubilate, obfuscate,
     obfuscation, obnubilate, obscurantism, obscuration, obscure,
     obscurity, opacity, ornamental grass, overcast, overcloud,
     overshadow, oversmoke, pale, pea soup, pea-soup fog, peasouper,
     perplex, perplexity, perturb, perturbation, pocket, pother, pucker,
     put out, puzzle, raise hell, rattle, reed, roughness, ruffle,
     shade, shadow, shapelessness, shuffle, smog, smoke, soften, soup,
     space, stew, stratosphere, substratosphere, sweat, swivet,
     tail wind, throw into confusion, tizzy, tropopause, troposphere,
     trough, turbulence, unclarity, unclearness, unform, unplainness,
     unsettle, unsettlement, unshape, upset, vagueness, vapor,
     visibility, visibility zero

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