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 for hurricane
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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd.   --Tennyson.
     [1913 Webster]
           Each guilty thought to me is
           A dreadful hurricane.                    --Massinger.
     [1913 Webster]
     Hurricane bird (Zool.), the frigate bird.
     Hurricane deck. (Naut.) See under Deck.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and
           winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "hurricane":
     black squall, blaze, blizzard, blow, burst, convulsion, cyclone,
     dirty weather, equinoctial, eruption, explosion, fit, flare-up,
     foul weather, gale, gust, half a gale, heavy blow, ill wind,
     irruption, line squall, line storm, outbreak, outburst, paroxysm,
     rainstorm, rough weather, seizure, snowstorm, spasm, squall,
     squall line, storm, storm wind, stormy weather, stormy winds,
     strong wind, tempest, tempestuous rage, tempestuous wind,
     thick squall, thundersquall, thunderstorm, tornado,
     tropical cyclone, twister, typhoon, ugly wind, upheaval,
     violent blow, whirlwind, white squall, whole gale, williwaw,
     wind-shift line, windstorm

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  HURRICANE, n.  An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now
  generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone.  The hurricane is
  still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain
  old-fashioned sea-captains.  It is also used in the construction of
  the upper decks of steamboats, but generally speaking, the hurricane's
  usefulness has outlasted it.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hurricane, UT -- U.S. city in Utah
     Population (2000):    8250
     Housing Units (2000): 3375
     Land area (2000):     31.107653 sq. miles (80.568449 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.439743 sq. miles (1.138929 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    31.547396 sq. miles (81.707378 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            37170
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             37.174182 N, 113.326235 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     84737
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Hurricane, UT

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Hurricane, WV -- U.S. city in West Virginia
     Population (2000):    5222
     Housing Units (2000): 2258
     Land area (2000):     2.958705 sq. miles (7.663011 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.019281 sq. miles (0.049937 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.977986 sq. miles (7.712948 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39532
     Located within:       West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
     Location:             38.432483 N, 82.019718 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     25526
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Hurricane, WV

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