• WordNet 3.6
    • n windstorm a storm consisting of violent winds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building may sway several feet to either side.
    • n Windstorm A storm characterized by high wind with little or no rain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 500 varieties of banana in the world: The most common kinds are Dwarf Cavendish, Valery, and Williams Hybrid bananas. Other types of bananas include Apple and a small red banana called the Red Jamaica. A large type of banana called the plantain is hard and starchy and is almost eaten as a cooked vegetable. The Cavendish is the most common variety of bananas now imported to the United States. The Cavendish is a shorter, stubbier plant than earlier varieties. It was developed to resist plant diseases, insects and windstorms better than its predecessors. The Cavendish fruit is of medium size, has a creamier, smooth texture, and a thinner peel than earlier varieties.
    • n windstorm See storm.
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In literature:

No signs of severe windstorms are seen in broken branches and fallen trees.
"Arizona Sketches" by Joseph A. Munk
There was a long silence, a pause in which the windstorm ceased, and the clouds of the loosed sands sunk.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in danger.
"The Gospels in Four Part Harmony" by J. Clontz
The field of trampled clover looked as if a windstorm had swept over it, strewing the contents of a dozen dismantled houses.
"The Battle Ground" by Ellen Glasgow
The door now clicked, and with the windstorm shut away Donnegan had a queer feeling of being trapped.
"Gunman's Reckoning" by Max Brand
Together they swayed like reeds in a windstorm, staring dizzily at the wall before them.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
They came by fifties, or in clouds they came, swept by like a windstorm, and were gone.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
Sometimes we have great windstorms around Star Ranch.
"Dave Porter at Star Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
It was indeed a fearful windstorm!
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
Windstorms.= Whenever windstorms are expected, the tent pegs should be secured and additional guy ropes attached to the tents.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Jones says we'd better before another windstorm blows away the jeep tracks.
"The Dope on Mars" by John Michael Sharkey
With it came one of those prairie windstorms which have made the weather of the plains famous.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
Bill Cope," put in "Doc" Jones, "whut do you-uns know about windstorms?
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
The old Conkey Tavern at Prescott, Massachusetts, saw the gathering of a very futile but picturesque windstorm of Revolutionary grievance.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle

In news:

Texas State Rep Todd Hunter talks to a Corpus Christi crowd during a Friday rally about windstorm insurance.
The vouchers are for perishable food items and are for those who suffered a loss of food items with the loss of electricity following the windstorm on June 29.
The first major Santa Ana windstorm of the season is beginning to wane, but not before it help spread two wildfires in and area San Diego County and contributed to some brief, limited power outages.
About 50 runners from the Grace Christian School cross country team trained at Storck Homestead Park along Clarks Road on the Anchorage Hillside during a windstorm on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
AT&T disappoints after windstorm .
After the recent windstorm , we were without power for six days here in La Crescenta.
Remembering the great 1981 windstorm .
In the aftermath of 'The Devils Windstorm '.
Crewswork on clearing trails from 'The Devils Windstorm '.
A strong windstorm on Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2011, caused tens of millions of dollars worth of damage.
Regional windstorm expert Wolf Read, who recently spoke at the 19th Annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference in Portland, has dedicated a website to historical windstorms of the Pacific Northwest.
Too much secrecy in windstorm woes.
A proposal to put 120 windmills — each as tall as a football field is long — on the brow of Lookout Mountain is blowing up a windstorm of debate.
Photos of windstorm damage in Orofino, Idaho from November 16, 2010.
Windstorm agency needs fixing now through shared risk.