violent storm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n violent storm a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
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In literature:

The surface of the Sun is the seat of violent storms and tempests.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
The heavily forested surroundings furnished protection from violent storms.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
They are driven off by a violent Storm, and return.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
He swung his wings with mighty force, and raised a violent storm, for he was a great wizard.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
During the early part of the evening a violent thunder storm came up, and Mrs. Randolph did not return.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
There was a violent storm, which prevented me from going on board the Serapis.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
I have never been in a violent storm at a greater height than between 8000 and 9000 feet above the level of the sea.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
So sudden a calm after so violent storm is without a parallel in history.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
After some further unimportant observations, a violent storm came on and the council was adjourned.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
The more violent the storm, the sooner it is over.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson

In poetry:

But a violent storm of rain or snow
I can prognosticate,
For the sign will never fail, I know,
When this is Polly's pate.
"My Barometer" by Carolyn Wells
I long not now for balm
This reckless soul to calm!
Keep thou, ye gods, your drink,
I fear not now to think.
The violent storm has past,
And I breathe peace at last.
"Charmion's Lament" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
Alas! she was hungry and shivering with cold;
So in a corner between two houses she made bold
To take shelter from the violent storm.
Poor little waif! wishing to herself she'd never been born.
"The Little Match Girl" by William Topaz McGonagall
In one of fhe States of America, some years ago,
There suddenly came on a violent storm of snow,
Which was nearly the death of a party of workmen,
Who had finished their day's work - nine or ten of them.
"Lost on the Prairie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A violent storm brings epic surf to Sydney's coast.
Lightning Kills Spotsylvania County Boy as Violent Storms Move Through Area.
Violent Storm Risk San Antonio to Cincinnati.
Violent storm moves through Oklahoma.
Hours after violent storms swept across parts of the state, it appears as if today will be the better of the two weekend days for outdoor activities.
We're facing a violent storm.
Nearly a century after they died when their floating lighthouse sank in Lake Erie during a violent storm, six American servicemen are being honored by a Canadian community.
Murad Khudairi said there was nothing he could after his house caught fire shortly after a violent storm moved through his neighborhood in Leisure Lands Monday evening.
This photo by Marissa Huto captured some of the violent lightening that accompanied lots of thunder at about 8:54 pm last night during a storm that swept through Massena and the rest of the county, bringing a warm front with it.
Violent storm moves through Oklahoma.
As of November 1, visitors can travel the spectacular Pinto Basin Road for the first time since violent storms cut off access September 13 (see photos of the damage here).
With changing weather patterns and violent storms becoming more frequent, Montauk residents are confused and concerned about where the hamlet's emergency shelters are located.
The violent storms that rolled through South Jersey have caused a wide patch of damage in Atlantic County and some surrounding areas.
The two harbors had been operational only a brief while when a violent storm struck on June 19, destroying the port at Omaha Beach.
NORWICH – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun its survey of an estimated $2.5 million worth of damage to Chenango County's roadways during the violent storm that ripped across the eastern seaboard on April 28.

In science:

Violent phenomena on the Solar surface, such as massive eruptions of Solar mass called coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and the associated radio emissions, called Noise storms, are studied extensively using various radio telescopes listed above.
India's tryst with modern astronomy