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As he looked the flurry of skirts subsided and she fell into stride, pursuing.

There was a great snarling and growling, a clashing of teeth and a flurry of bodies.

The inhabitants were surely all of them in a flurry of furious activity.

Azuba entered the store in the way in which she did most things, with a flurry and a slam.

There had been a flurry of excitement in the kitchen just after dinner.

Not succeeding, he raised his free arm in a flurry of invective.

Thorpe had never seen the little Scotchman in such a flurry.

She could not mingle with the rush and waited until the flurry was over.

The reception of the message had thrown the household into a flurry of joyful expectancy.

The flurry was over and they found nothing to do but to cheer their new aids.

WORD ORIGIN

"snow squall" 1828, American English, with earlier senses of "commotion," etc., dating to 1680s; perhaps imitative, or else from 17c. flurr "to scatter, fly with a whirring noise," perhaps from Middle English flouren "to sprinkle, as with flour" (late 14c.).

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