buffeting


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repeated heavy blows

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I went to the window and looked out, but could see nothing, except a big bat, which had evidently been buffeting its wings against the window.
As she lay there in my arms, and I in hers the flapping and buffeting came to the window again.
A SHIPWRECKED MAN, having been cast upon a certain shore, slept after his buffetings with the deep.
It is sad to think that this kindly heard had to bear the buffetings of ill fortune.