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Definition of Hurricane

  HURRICANE   noun
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.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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