Definitions

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  • n. A whirlwind.

Etymologies

whirl +‎ blast (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is a fixity of grief which is more appalling than this whirlblast; the souls that are wedged in ice occupy a lower circle in the region of sorrow than those which are driven before the gale.

    Robert Browning

  • But he'd scarce said it when a whirlblast came frae the fell and owerturn't iv'ry cock.

    The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance

  • Vast towers of sand, borne up by the whirlblast, rise vertically to the sky.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • But now, how easily might these, dashing out on Lafayette, snatch off the Hereditary Representative; and roll away with him, after the manner of a whirlblast, whither they listed!

    The French Revolution

  • Far and wide, alas, like a brown-leaved Vallombrosa; which waits but one whirlblast of the

    The French Revolution

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