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noun as in vortex

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Some so-called fair-weather waterspouts, not associated with thunderstorms, do fit this description.

She said the damage extended along the path of the waterspout.

Using high-speed video, neuroscientist Tejapratap Bollu and colleagues recorded the sides and bottoms of mouse tongues as the rodents drank from a waterspout.

One night in the summer of 1749, a waterspout appeared in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of Italy.

The Hebrew word for “waterspout,” as used in the book of Psalms, could also be translated as “waterfall.”

Summoned to investigate the waterspout, Father Ruder set to work at once.

As in the tornadoes, the waterspout begins with a funnel, which descends from the sky to the surface of the sea.

Like the tornadoes and dust whirls, the life of a waterspout appears to be brief.

Out of the depths of the pit a waterspout of fire shot suddenly, sending in every direction a shower of sparks.

Something whined over the Maggie and threw up a waterspout half a mile beyond her.

A waterspout is a whirling body of water, which rises from the sea like a sharp-pointed pillar.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to waterspout, such as: whirlpool, eddy, gyre, and whirlwind.

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