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This stirring philosophy was to be swept away with hurricane force. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)Church candles and hurricane lamps are tasteful but bland. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The dust produces vivid red sunsets and also helps to choke off tropical storms and hurricanes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They felt a current of air like a hurricane wind. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In recent years its nine million population has been battered by storms and hurricanes. The Sun (2010)Then they brought a hurricane lamp. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such is its hurricane force that she has to throw away her pants and trousers and wrap herself in a paisley scarf. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THERE'S a new hurricane warning in force for Manchester. The Sun (2014)There are no bright lights - just solar lanterns and the gentle yellow flicker of hurricane lamps. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are battery lights, hurricane lamps and a large candle lantern. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nature lashes out with floods and hurricanes, and people fight back with steel beams and reinforced concrete. Christianity Today (2000)These old-fashioned metal hurricane oil lamps are the ideal accessory for dinner in the garden or stylish camping. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As for the rest of the year, it is expected that hurricane activity will be slightly below average. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There have been two small hurricanes and nine tropical storms, which carry less intense winds than a hurricane. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This time last year nine tropical storms and four hurricanes had struck, in a season of record numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The transition from a powerful tropical storm to a hurricane can occur very rapidly, surprisingly so at times. Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth (1990)In near hurricane winds and heavy snow, the forces ran into trouble and called for helicopters to rescue them. The Sun (2013)As you drive down the valley you can see the odd cable hanging from electricity poles where the hurricane force winds have felled trees through them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Meanwhile, they have been forced to battle hurricanes, floods and lawlessness. The Sun (2010) Wind at hurricane speed, pumping in blasts, cold. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'hurricane'
British English: hurricane /ˈhʌrɪkn; -keɪn/ NOUN
A hurricane is a very violent storm with strong winds.
- American English: hurricane
- Arabic: إِعْصَّارٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: furacão
- Chinese: 飓风
- Croatian: uragan
- Czech: hurikán
- Danish: orkan
- Dutch: orkaan
- European Spanish: huracán
- Finnish: hirmumyrsky
- French: ouragan
- German: Orkan
- Greek: τυφώνας
- Italian: uragano
- Japanese: ハリケーン
- Korean: 허리케인
- Norwegian: orkan
- Polish: huragan
- European Portuguese: furacão
- Romanian: uragan
- Russian: ураган
- Spanish: huracán
- Swedish: orkan
- Thai: พายุเฮอร์ริเคน
- Turkish: kasırga
- Ukrainian: ураган
- Vietnamese: cuồng phong
Definition of hurricane from the Collins English Dictionary
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