Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Mexican and Spanish law: Right; justice; just claim.
- n. A strong wind or squall blowing straight forward, without any apparent cyclonic rotation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A straight wind without apparent cyclonic tendency, usually accompanied with rain and often destructive, common in the prairie regions of the United States.
“And I saw the priest with his skirts tucked up scrambling over a bench and those after him were chopping at him with the sickles and the reaping hooks and then some one had hold of his robe and there was another scream and another scream and I saw two men chopping into his back with sickles while a third man held the skirt of his robe and the Priest's arms were up and he was clinging to the back of a chair and then the chair I was standing on broke and the drunkard and I were on the pavement that smelled of spilled wine and vomit and the drunkard was shaking his finger at me and saying, '_No hay derecho, mujer, no hay derecho_.”
“El estatus migratorio de Turista No-inmigrante le da derecho de quedarse en México por un período no más de seis meses sin derecho a extensión.”
“More importantly they will often confuse derecho and derecha and of course sometimes derecho is derecha so allowing them to get directions on their own is not usually successful.”
“Weather officials said a derecho is a widespread and long-lived straight line wind storm associated with a fast-moving squall line, producing winds over 58 mph.”
“The National Weather Service in Birmingham said much of the damage was caused by a weather phenomenon called a derecho (duh-RAY'-choh), a widespread and long-lived straight line wind storm that sweeps over a large area at high speed.”
“On Sunday, a significant windstorm called a derecho, swept across 5 states, knocking down trees and power lines across the South.”
“A derecho is a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms in the form of a squall line, usually taking the form of a bow echo.”
“Literally Spanish for "straight," a derecho is a sustained windstorm that travels in a straight direction, often carrying with it thunderstorms similar to a squall line.”
“I was outside when a sudden wind called a derecho blew into town.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘derecho’.
is it rain, sprinkles, showers, sleet, or drizzle?
Are those drops, droplets?
Is the weatherman just using the word precipitation?
Is the scientist causing ...
wordie stoppers: without refrain: stanza on its own: lotion motion: T'ain't going to drain no moor
Despite seven years of classes and being half-Puerto Rican.
Discombobulating the illiterate since the middle of the last century.
For stuff to simply reside.
weather and otherwise (not including winds)
Should I bring an umbrella?
I am a bit moon and traveling salesman
I have the speciality of finding the hours
which have lost their clock
There are some hours which drow...
Words of interest
Looking for tweets for derecho.