Definition of Fogbank

1. Noun. A large mass of fog on the sea (as seen from a distance).

Generic synonyms: Fog



Definition of Fogbank

1. Noun. A bank of fog. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fogbank

foetus sanguinolentis
foetuses
fog
fog'gage
fog bow
fog collection
fog lamp
fog lamps
fog light
fog lights
fog line
fog oil
fog up
fogash
fogashes
fogbank (current term)
fogbanks
fogbound
fogbow
fogbows
fogdog
fogdogs
foge
fogey
fogeydom
fogeydoms
fogeyish
fogeyism
fogeyisms
fogeys

Literary usage of Fogbank

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... mere fancy and fogbank. But when discovery really came to be undertaken, men looked for such lands and found them accordingly. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1835)
"Whew ! the bunting clip« into the smoke to leeward, vanishing like a dark-winged sea-bird dipping into a fogbank, the ensign ..."

3. Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries by William Fordyce Mavor (1796)
"... others, that what ho faw was only a fogbank; and of this latter opinion is Captain Wood, an able navigator, ..."

4. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain by John Ruskin (1877)
"... and whose books are merely so much floating fogbank, which the first breath of sound public health and sense will blow back into its native ditches for ..."

5. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage, and of a by John Ross (1835)
"Every hand was held up to feel if a wind was coming, every cloud and fogbank watched, and all prophesied according to their hopes or fears, till they were ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... founded—who knew on what T—whether on the real adventure of a vessel driven in sight of the Azores or Bermudas, or on mere fancy and fogbank. ..."

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