Definition of twister
1 : one that twists; especially : a ball with a forward and spinning motion
2 : a tornado, waterspout, or dust devil in which the rotatory ascending movement of a column of air is especially apparent
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Often, lead singer Danielle Haim breaks words into a cluster of onomatopoeias delivered rapid-fire, making sentences sound like tongue twisters even without alliteration.
Other items, like the camo camp cap (a tongue twister of a product description) is listed on Grailed for $700, while the all-over print hoodie—which retailed for $935—sees after market prices between five and seven thousand dollars.
The store was damaged Feb. 7 by an F3 tornado, the strongest ever recorded in New Orleans, during an outbreak of twisters in the metro area.
Family activities such as a balloon twister and bounce houses will be available for the kids.
Remarkably, much of the liquor in a Fairfield store destroyed by the twister, seemed untouched and remained upright on the shelves although the walls had been obliterated.
Each day, expect carnival rides, including kid-friendly land rides and over-the-top twisters.
These are some of the most vicious twisters to hit the U.S. in recorded history.
Debate continues as to whether this was a single tornado or a family of twisters because such an extraordinary path length seems highly unlikely.
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