Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a tornado.

Etymologies

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tornado +‎ -like

Examples

  • The über-demon Lord Voldemort, vanquished countless times by the moppet warlocks at Hogwarts, returns from the grave in swirls of tornadolike smoke spiraling from the sky to destroy Millennium Bridge, and nothing is safe until Harry can master the clues to unraveling the secrets in the potions book that once belonged to the nonsensical “Half-Blood Prince.”

    Harry Potter's Gone to Pot!

  • If this is you, your cover-up emotional eating is what starts that tornadolike cycle that keeps you from ever feeling satisfied physically or emotionally.

    You: On a Diet

  • The Consumer Reports headquarters in Yonkers, New York, got pounded last night by a tornadolike thunderstorm that dropped several inches of hail on the area and left thousands of homes in Yonkers and surrounding communities without power.

    One hail of a time to test solar water heaters

  • But the Holy Spirit's tornadolike descent is seldom as spontaneous as it seems.

    Living In The Holy Spirit

  • Last week, Queens County had tornadoes - or, at least - tornadolike damage in various areas.

    Wave of Long Island

  • When she reached a conclusion she said in French: 'l should like to end with a composition which has come to mean much to me,' and she started the & tude'Winter Wind, 'with its eight grand notes and tornadolike arpeggios, and this, of course, led to the last 6tude, the one that captured Bukowski's imagination, and when the mysterious thirteen chords approached, he leaped beside the piano and cried:' I have composed a poem to this music, a poem of my homeland. '

    Poland

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