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fog horn Explained

Fog horn at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fog \Fog\ 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}.

2. A state of mental confusion.

{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.