from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See storm.

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  • n. a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning


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  • They met with a violent storm off the coast of Oran, which dismasted many of their ships, and so effectually disabled them as to prevent the junction, and frustrate a well-planned expedition.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson


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