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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A more or less vertical column of air spinning around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth.

Usage examples (37)
  • Actually, the term whirlwind is a bit under the mark.
  • It's got to be what they call a whirlwind campaign or go without.
  • She addresses the feelings that result when the wedding invitations stop coming and the whirlwind is over.
  • Yet this whirlwind was attended with a great cloud. for more
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