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Whirlwinds occurred in several parts of the state of New York, and in other states.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Now let us see how Nicholas Chopin fared while these whirlwinds passed over Poland.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Whirlwinds pass in opposite ways, and in a sort of hideous dance, a stamping of the storms upon the waters.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
Whirlwinds of rage possess me: you are wrong'd Beyond a stoic sufferance; yet you stand As you were rooted.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
Superstitious forewarnings: whirlwinds, lightnings, and fiery dragons.
ON SOME ANCIENT BATTLE-FIELDS IN LANCASHIRECHARLES HARDWICK
They were whirlwinds carrying the dust upward to the blue sky, and spinning it from point to point.
THE DESERT HOMEMAYNE REID
The strange, deep rumbling was attributed by the Indians to whirlwinds trying to escape from caves.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF OUR OWN LAND, COMPLETECHARLES M. SKINNER
Immense whirlwinds of vapour obscured the sky, through which glimmered a few stars.
THE SECRET OF THE ISLANDW.H.G. KINGSTON (TRANSLATION FROM JULES VERNE)
Nereids travel on whirlwinds, and, like the Celtic fairies, cause spinning spirals of dust on highways.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIAVARIOUS
The same instant it dropped away again with a rush of whirlwinds, and became a distant shadow miles and miles below him.
JIMBOALGERNON BLACKWOOD

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