Synonyms for cyclone

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The Trainer's admonition seemed like a cry to a cyclone, as void of usefulness.

In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone.

For all the changes in the world seemed gathering in a cyclone now.

Within was the balm of rest—the rest that lies in the heart of the cyclone.

When Prue announced the make-up of her troupe there was a cyclone in her own home.

When this cyclone of rage had passed away he was left pensive.

He said nothing until the narrator was through, including the account of the cyclone.

Puts me in mind of the time I was caught in a Kansas cyclone.

I looked out of the windows to see what the Cyclone State had to give me.

These rollers were caused by a cyclone, and gave us some idea of its violence.

WORD ORIGIN

1848, coined by British East India Company official Henry Piddington to describe the devastating storm of December 1789 in Coringa, India; irregularly formed from Greek kyklon "moving in a circle, whirling around," present participle of kykloun "move in a circle, whirl," from kyklos "circle" (see cycle (n.)). Applied to tornados from 1856.

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