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 for Hurricane bird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hurricane \Hur"ri*cane\, n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word
     signifying, a high wind.]
     A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden
     changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain,
     thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East
     and West Indies. Also used figuratively.
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           Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd.   --Tennyson.
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           Each guilty thought to me is
           A dreadful hurricane.                    --Massinger.
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     Hurricane bird (Zool.), the frigate bird.
  
     Hurricane deck. (Naut.) See under Deck.
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