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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.
Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd. --Tennyson.
Each guilty thought to me is
A dreadful hurricane. --Massinger.
Hurricane bird (Zool.), the frigate bird.
Hurricane deck. (Naut.) See under Deck.
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