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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  frigate  bird. 
 
  {Hurricane  deck}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Deck}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hurricane 
  n  :  a  severe  tropical  cyclone  usually  with  heavy  rains  and  winds 
  moving  a  73-136  knots  (12  on  the  Beaufort  scale) 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hurricane,  UT  (city,  FIPS  37170) 
  Location:  37.15990  N,  113.33919  W 
  Population  (1990):  3915  (1325  housing  units) 
  Area:  57.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  84737 
  Hurricane,  WV  (city,  FIPS  39532) 
  Location:  38.43681  N,  82.01694  W 
  Population  (1990):  4461  (1831  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.4  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  25526 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  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 
 
 




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