violent storm

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Recent Examples on the Web On a trip back from Sweden in 1645, he was tossed for three days in the Baltic Sea by a violent storm, wrecking the ship, and Grotius eventually washed up on a beach in northern Germany. Daniel Yergin, The Atlantic, "The Ghosts Who Haunt the South China Sea," 15 Dec. 2020 A day after Hurricane Zeta lashed Jefferson Parish, more than 172,000 Entergy Louisiana customers there remained without power, the most widespread effect of the fast-moving, violent storm, Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng said Thursday. Faimon Roberts, NOLA.com, "In Jefferson Parish, 172,000 lose power, levee breached, boats loose, building collapsed," 29 Oct. 2020 On her way to work in a violent storm, she is bitten by a bat. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Connecticut-made horror movie ‘Ten Minutes to Midnight’ premiering at Real Art Ways before opening nationwide," 15 Sep. 2020 The Gulf Coast is looking down the barrel of another violent storm as Tropical Storm Sally churns north and threatens to intensify into a slow-moving hurricane that could dump heavy rains from Louisiana to Florida. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Still reeling from Hurricane Laura, Gulf Coast braces for new storm Sally," 14 Sep. 2020 Amanda Collins’s power at her home in the 3000 block of Wood Street in Portage went out around 4:30 p.m. Monday when a derecho, a violent storm with heavy winds, swept through the region. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, "Pockets of customers wait as utility workers restore power across NWI," 14 Aug. 2020 In mid-November, a violent storm opened up a new crack between the Polarstern and its floe, knocking over a 100-foot meteorological tower and threatening to snap power cables. Smithsonian Magazine, "Why the MOSAiC Expedition’s Research Is So Vital to Climate Change Research," 10 Apr. 2020 The group had been sheltering after a violent storm passed through the area Sunday evening. Kevin Bohn, CNN, "19 people were injured after a tree fell on a garage during a child's birthday party," 6 July 2020 Swaying 12 feet in either direction: When the Golden Gate Bridge was closed by a violent storm. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "More than 50 Chronicle archive photos for SF Pride’s 50th anniversary," 1 July 2020

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circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Violent storm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violent%20storm. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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