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  • n. Plural form of gust.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gust.


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  • In the centre of the load a girl was sitting, with a pink sunbonnet on her shoulders, and the light wind, which drove in gusts from the river, blowing the bunch of clustering brown curls on her neck.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • "The wind usually isn't constant but comes in gusts," he told me years ago.

    How to Cast Lures and Flies in Strong Winds

  • We read in gusts of sudden pleasure, without knowing what brought the pleasure along.

    How We Read « So Many Books

  • Saturday morning, Sept. 30, the sun shone brightly, and the warm wind blew in gusts, whipping the flags at the county veterans 'memorial on Courthouse

    Marvel, Jerry W.

  • Without windows there would be no ghost stories, for how could the rain beat on the pane, or the wind come in short gusts through the cracks?

    More Toasts

  • The birds, as they skimmed over this billowy expanse, appeared blown, despite their efforts, on the wind that swept in gusts out of the west.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • As the wind blew in short gusts down the steep road, Dan tightened his coat and looked at Pinetop's knapsack with his unfailing laugh.

    The Battle Ground

  • Aeroplanes seemed radiating from him in every direction, intent only upon avoiding him, the yelling of their packed passengers came in short gusts as they swept by.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • The sand, driving in furious gusts from the Libyan desert, dashed like hail against our cabin windows.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • The wind blew fitfully in short, gusts, veering continually back and forth over about a quarter of the compass.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales


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