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  • as invortex
  • as invortex

synonyms for waterspout

  • whirlwind
  • eddy
  • tourbillion
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How to use waterspout in a sentence

Using high-speed video, neuroscientist Tejapratap Bollu and colleagues recorded the sides and bottoms of mouse tongues as the rodents drank from a waterspout.
MAMMAL BRAINS MAY USE THE SAME CIRCUITS TO CONTROL TONGUES AND LIMBSCHARLES Q. CHOIMAY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
As in the tornadoes, the waterspout begins with a funnel, which descends from the sky to the surface of the sea.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Like the tornadoes and dust whirls, the life of a waterspout appears to be brief.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Out of the depths of the pit a waterspout of fire shot suddenly, sending in every direction a shower of sparks.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
Something whined over the Maggie and threw up a waterspout half a mile beyond her.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
A waterspout is a whirling body of water, which rises from the sea like a sharp-pointed pillar.
THE CORAL ISLANDR.M. BALLANTYNE
But one season the unreliable waterspout made great and persistent endeavor to drown him and his people and horses.
TALES OF LONELY TRAILSZANE GREY
Suddenly a frightful sound was heard; a genuine waterspout fell upon deck, heaved up by an enormous wave.
THE ENGLISH AT THE NORTH POLEJULES VERNE
He observed the thick waterspout, which, driven by a terrible wind, advanced whirling towards him.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT REFORMATION, VOLUME IVJ. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
The waves murmured and broke at the entrance of the cave; the waterspout precipitated itself with a crash into the lower basin.
A ROMANCE OF THE WEST INDIESEUGNE SUE
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WORDS RELATED TO WATERSPOUT

  • cyclone
  • eddy
  • gyre
  • spiral
  • tornado
  • tourbillion
  • twister
  • waterspout
  • whirl
  • whirlpool
  • whirlwind
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