cyclonic

Definitions

  • Struck by a Cyclone 111
    Struck by a Cyclone 111
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cyclonic of or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm "cyclonic destruction"
    • adj cyclonic of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center "cyclonic cloud pattern"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cyclonic Pertaining to a cyclone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cyclonic Of or pertaining to or of the nature of a cyclone: as, a cyclonic area; cyclonic action; “the cyclonic motion in sun-spots,”
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Usage

In literature:

Apart from the grand atmospheric changes caused by a storm wave from the Atlantic, or an anti-cyclone, London produces its own sky.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
These cyclones look very suspicious to me!
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
But in de year 1882 dere come a cyclone (some folks call it a tornado), and knocked down every house; only left four standing.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
For three-quarters of a mile the boulevard looked as though it had been swept by a cyclone.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
Gee, it's livin' with a cyclone playin' around you on this God-forgotten river.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
A cyclone will go out of its way, he told her, rather than tackle the forks of two rivers.
"The Way of the Wind" by Zoe Anderson Norris
Away over the desert twisted the miniature cyclone, and he knew that, spinning around with it, was the sheepskin.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
He was to have taken me up in the balloon yesterday, but the cyclone burst it.
"The Making of Mary" by Jean Forsyth
In 1908 great cyclonic storms, or vortices, were discovered at the Mount Wilson Observatory centring in sun-spots.
"The New Heavens" by George Ellery Hale
He was also thoroughly angered, and he proceeded to "wade into" Merriwell like a cyclone.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
There are storms of wind and rain called cyclones.
"Selections from Previous Worksand Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals" by Samuel Butler
I had reached that stage of starvation that is like the still centre of a cyclone, when no hunger is felt.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
Say, I seen him ride Cyclone once and get first money for ridin' the worst buckin' bronc' at the rodeo, over to Tucson.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The field is as empty as if a cyclone had struck it.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Though it's seven years since that cyclone swep' over them, they're all right and goin' ahead again, full swing, as if nothin' had happened.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
Yelling, the brown men rose and charged like a cyclone.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines" by H. Irving Hancock
This was the outer fringe of a cyclone.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
The fight had been of the cyclone order, but, brief as it was, Deerfoot had become himself again.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
The mate had been involved in the cyclone of which Captain Broom was the centre.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
Cloud and Sauk Rapids were struck by a cyclone.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
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In poetry:

They shall see Him when the cyclone
Breathes terror through the land;
They shall see Him 'mid the murmurs
Of zephyrs soft and bland.
"The Pure in Heart Shall See God" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
I thought I was up on the hurricane deck
Of an earthquake and a cyclone a-havin' a wreck.
I was doin' my best and was just gettin' by,
But he's doin' better with blood in his eye.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
Oh, ocean wave and flying sail
Shall never waft us to its shore!
But if some reckless cyclone gale
Should drop Bermuda at our door,
'Twould warm our February sky
And bring the time of roses nigh!
"Bermuda" by Hattie Howard
But, ere the daylight passed away,
That hamlet fair in ruins lay,
Its hapless people scattered
Like playthings, at the cyclone's will,
And scarce remained one domicile
Its fury had not shattered.
"Mysterious" by Hattie Howard
Then sudden and fierce, no monitory moan,
Smote the mad mischief of the great cyclone.
How far below us all its fury rolled!
How vainly sulphur tries to tarnish gold!
We lived together: all its malice meant
Nothing but freedom of a continent!
"A Birthday" by Aleister Crowley
Because some strange, cyclonic thing has happened - God knows where -
Men dream again of easy days, of cash to spend and spare.
The ring fair Clara coveted, Belinda's furs are nigh,
As clerklings watch their increments fall shining from the sky.
"A Song of Rain" by C J Dennis

In news:

Cyclones ' experience a no-show in Iowa City.
Cyclones land verbal commitment from Urbandale's Lazard.
Cyclones accept invitation to Liberty Bowl in Memphis.
The sophomore led all scorers with 18 points as the Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones 80-71.
This year's Cyclones are ranked 19th nationally in pass-efficiency defense and break up an average of five passes per game.
The Cyclones held Drake to just 13 first half points on 16.1 percent shooting (5-31), as they headed into the locker room with a 51-13 lead at halftime.
Anna Prins and Kidd Blaskowsky each had 17 (career high for Blaskowsky) for the Cyclones .
50 percent chance for low to develop into tropical cyclone .
The Cyclones have plenty of players who can score.
Aggressive defense kept the Cyclones ahead during some early shooting woes, which they eventually shook off in an 86-57 romp past North Carolina A&T on Tuesday night.
Blueberry delight born in a cyclone .
The Cyclone Strikes 'Em Out.
Forecasters say it could become a tropical cyclone .
Becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby as it moves further away from land.
Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Jerome Tiller (11) celebrates catching a touchdown pass during the first half against West Virginia at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Friday, November 23, 2012.
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In science:

Meanwhile, climatologists are very interested in finding empirical evidences on the change of intensity of tropical cyclone winds.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
In a recent paper, Elsner, Kossin and Jagger (2008) tackled the latter problem partially by fitting linear trends for quantiles of the global tropical cyclone data.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
Significant linearly increasing trends were found in high quantiles of the global tropical cyclone data in Elsner, Kossin and Jagger (2008).
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
In other words, the worst tropical cyclones are getting stronger over the globe.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
First, we shall compare our quantile-based tests with the mean-based approaches to see whether the increase of intensity of the worst tropical cyclones is due to a shift of mean.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
Second, we shall test whether the linear trend used in Elsner, Kossin and Jagger (2008) is sufficient to describe the change of the high quantiles of the global cyclone winds.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
To address the first issue, we follow the procedures in Zhou and Wu (2010) and provide a SCB for the mean curve of the global tropical cyclone series.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
Therefore, statistically there is no trend in the average tropical cyclone speeds.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
In fact, one of the main reasons why scientists did not find interesting signals in the intensity of global tropical cyclone winds before Elsner, Kossin and Jagger (2008) is due to the focus on mean trends.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
Trends in mean and 90% quantile of global tropical cyclone lifetime-maximum wind speed, with 95% simultaneous confidence bands.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
The increasing intensity of the strongest tropical cyclones.
Nonparametric inference of quantile curves for nonstationary time series
This is not the case for the cyclone depicted in the figure 1b.
Coriolis force in Geophysics: an elementary introduction and examples
And maybe we will learn something about tropical cyclones on the way, too.
Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone tracks: a semi-parametric model for the mean trajectory
We use the HURDAT re-analysis ‘best track’ data set of North Atlantic tropical cyclones maintained by the NOAAs Hurricane Research Division1 .
Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone tracks: a semi-parametric model for the mean trajectory
Modelling return periods of tropical cyclone intensities in the vicinity of Hawaii.
Statistical modelling of tropical cyclone tracks: a semi-parametric model for the mean trajectory
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