Palin the williwaw is about to be unleashed out of the northland like a force of nature upon the political world and, few in the lower 48 know anything about the overwhelming power of a williwaw. From Wordnik.com. [McCain campaign adviser pushes back on Palin book] Reference
The "williwaw," sometimes called the "wooley," is one of the great terrors of Fuegian inland waters. From Wordnik.com. [The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure] Reference
The ocean was peculiarly calm, cloaked in an uneasy, expectant hush Rogov had come to associate with the quiet before a williwaw. From Wordnik.com. [Arctic Fire]
"Right as a trivet! but -- have you ever heard of a williwaw, Peggy?". From Wordnik.com. [The Merryweathers] Reference
"Wi 'a dozen more strokes we'll be cl'ar o' them -- out o 'the track o' the williwaw, too.". From Wordnik.com. [The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure] Reference
On the afternoon of the tenth day on the island the sky clouded up and Mr. Gibney predicted a williwaw. From Wordnik.com. [Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates] Reference
But it was interesting to see, as I let go the anchor, that it did not reach the bottom before another williwaw struck down from this mountain and carried the sloop off faster than I could pay out cable. From Wordnik.com. [Sailing Alone Around the World] Reference
In the United States the coastal areas of the Southeast are at jeopardy and all areas of the Caribbean Briny deep and Gulf of Mexico deliver historically seen sweeping williwaw indemnity; areas as by a long shot north as Massachusetts and Rhode. From Wordnik.com. [Article directories Celibataire Urbaine] Reference
Yet louder and more vengefully they shout at finding pursuit is vain, as they soon do, for the diversion caused by the williwaw has given the gig an advantage, throwing all the canoes so far astern that there is no likelihood of its being caught. From Wordnik.com. [The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure] Reference
The parting of a staysail-sheet in a williwaw, when the sea was turbulent and she was plunging into the storm, brought me forward to see instantly a dark cliff ahead and breakers so close under the bows that I felt surely lost, and in my thoughts cried, "Is the hand of fate against me, after all, leading me in the end to this dark spot?". From Wordnik.com. [Sailing Alone Around the World] Reference
A williwaw. From Wordnik.com. [The Bloomsday Dead] Reference
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