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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
3. Imperfect Fluids

353. [Mixture of Air and Water.] Bubble, Cloud.

   NOUN:BUBBLE; foam, froth, head, spume, scum, fume, lather, suds, spray, surf, yeast, barm, spoondrift or spindrift.
  EFFERVESCENCE, fermentation; bubbling &c. v.; evaporation, exhalation, emanation.
  CLOUDINESS (opacity) [See Opacity]; nebulosity (dimness) [See Dimness].
  CLOUD, vapor, fog, mist, haze, steam; scud, rack, nimbus; cumulus, nebula, meteor, woolpack, cirrus, curl cloud, thunderhead, stratus; cirro-stratus, cumulo-stratus; cirro-cumulus; mackerel sky, mare’s-tail, colt’s-tail, cat’s-tail, cocktail, dirty sky; frost smoke.
  [SCIENCE OF CLOUDS] nephology, nephelognosy, meteorology; nephoscope, nephelometer, nephograph.
   VERB:BUBBLE, boil, foam, spume, froth, mantle, sparkle, guggle, gurgle; effervesce, pop, ferment, fizzle; aërate.
  CLOUD, overcast, overcloud, befog, becloud, adumbrate [rare], mist, fog, overshadow, shadow.
   ADJECTIVE:BUBBLING &c. v.; frothy, nappy [obs.], effervescent, sparkling, mousseux [F.], fizzy, heady, with a head on, with a collar on [slang], up [colloq.].
  CLOUDY &c. n.; cirrous, cirrose; nubiferous, cumulous, thunderheaded; vaporous, nebulous, overcast.
  NEPHOLOGICAL, nepheloscopic, nephelometric, meteorologic or meteorological.
  1. The lowring element scowls o’er the darkened landscip.—Paradise Lost
  2. Stinging, ringing spindrift.—Kipling