Fog bell
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}. [1913 Webster]

2. A state of mental confusion. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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