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Synonyms for cyclone

Antonyms for cyclone

(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center

a violent rotating windstorm

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It is that which causes those formidable cyclones, by the difference of temperature between its air and its currents.
First a cyclone carried my house over, and some Silver Shoes brought me back again--in half a second.
There's a cyclone coming, Em," he called to his wife.
In the middle of a cyclone the air is generally still, but the great pressure of the wind on every side of the house raised it up higher and higher, until it was at the very top of the cyclone; and there it remained and was carried miles and miles away as easily as you could carry a feather.
She got blown to the Land of Oz by a cyclone, and while she was here the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman accompanied her on her travels.
He painted it from description, but of course, as you very sensibly say, all was snug below and she carried storm sails and double-reefed topsails, for it was blowing a cyclone from the sou'east.
I never befo' seen such a cyclone as dat," he exclaimed as soon as he had recovered his breath.
something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone.
The little girl was quite an experienced traveller, for she had once been carried by a cyclone as far away from home as the marvelous Land of Oz, and she had met with a good many adventures in that strange country before she managed to get back to Kansas again.
Then old Tarwater's heart uprose again as the air was rent by a cyclone of profanity, from the midst of which crackled sentences like: --"Dirty skunks
Verily, no cyclone or whirlwind is Zarathustra: and if he be a dancer, he is not at all a tarantula-dancer
Addressing the seminar organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, weather pundits said that rise in sea level, drought, floods and cyclones are phenomena of global warming but timely measures reduce its impact on human lives.
Although cyclones are part of the ecosystem dynamics of tropical rainforests, the coastal rainforests of Far North Queensland are mostly fragmented, existing between areas of farmland and urban development.
In regard to intensity and duration, at the extreme (maximum) end of the spectrum were 15 tropical cyclones that produced hurricane winds in the state (Table 3) and 8 tropical cyclones that had a duration period in excess of 24 hours (Figure 7), both of which would have contributed significantly to the total amount of flooding and/or wind damage from tropical cyclone activity in Alabama.
Puotinen, ML, Done, TJ and Skelly, WC, (1997): 'An atlas of tropical cyclones in the Great Barrier Reef Region, 1969-1997'.