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- n. Plural form of landspout.
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An F4 landspout hit Colorado a few years back, and landspouts are are caused by significantly different phenomena by definition, they have no mesocyclone.
Bluestein studied the plain vanilla thunderstorms, the nonsupercells, that produced frequent but often weaker tornadoes—landspouts, as he called them.
Sleep there was, and dreams as well, dreams of dark ships dealing death, and of corvettes with orange screens failing, and of iceboats disintegrating, and of landspouts hurling flitters into purpled-clay plains.
But that's not always the case with landspouts, Schultz said.