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HURRICANE

A violent storm, characterised by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and usually accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively. "Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd." (Tennyson) "Each guilty thought to me is A dreadful hurricane. " (Massinger) Hurricane bird See Deck. Origin: Sp. Hurracan; orig. A Carib word signifying, a tall wind. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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