English version

a pall of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha pall of somethinga pall of somethingliterary an unpleasant quality that seems to be in a place or situation The area is enveloped in a pall of neglect. pall
Examples from the Corpus
a pall of somethingWhen he got to the car the engine was running and a pall of acrid fumes gathered in the still air.The Internal Investigations Division, a self-policing unit set up by Wilson, had become known as a pall of whitewash.One would find oneself driving along in a pall of black poison.The smoldering ruins wrapped the city in a pall of smoke.The south in particular was enveloped in a pall of neglect.His excitement meant nothing to her; she felt she was covering him with a pall of ash.
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