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    a gray overcast day

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    It was a gray overcast day with a low ceiling so their planes were not up. (Ernst Hemingway, “Old Man at the Bridge”)

    a gray overcast day = a sunless day with the sky covered with clouds


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    Re: a gray overcast day

    You're right.

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