Hurricane

Hur"ri*cane

(?), n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.
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Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd.
Tennyson.
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Each guilty thought to me is
A dreadful hurricane.
Massinger.
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Hurricane bird (Zol.), the frigate bird. -- Hurricane deck. (Naut.) See under Deck.
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