sudden+gust;+short

  • 1 gust — gust1 [gʌst] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Old Norse; Origin: gustr] 1.) a sudden strong movement of wind, air, rain etc gust of ▪ A sudden gust of wind blew the door shut. ▪ Gusts of up to 200 kph may be experienced. 2.) gust of laughter a sound of loud …

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  • 2 gust — 1 noun (C) 1 a sudden strong movement of wind: A sudden gust of wind blew the door shut. 2 a sudden strong feeling of anger, excitement etc: A gust of rage swept through him. 2 verb (I) if the wind gusts, it blows strongly with sudden short… …

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  • 3 gust — [[t]gʌ̱st[/t]] gusts, gusting, gusted 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A gust is a short, strong, sudden rush of wind. A gust of wind drove down the valley... A hurricane force gust blew off part of a church tower. 2) VERB When the wind gusts, it blows… …

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  • 4 gust — I UK [ɡʌst] / US noun [countable] Word forms gust : singular gust plural gusts 1) a sudden strong wind 2) a sudden strong feeling or expression of emotion II UK [ɡʌst] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms gust : present tense I/you/we/they gust… …

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  • 5 gust — gust1 [ gʌst ] noun count 1. ) a sudden strong wind 2. ) a sudden strong feeling or expression of emotion gust gust 2 [ gʌst ] verb intransitive if a wind gusts, it blows very strongly for short periods of time …

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  • 6 gust — [gʌst] noun [C] I a sudden strong wind gusty adj II verb [I] gust [gʌst] if a wind gusts, it blows very strongly for short periods of time …

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  • 7 puff — I. n. Whiff, sudden gust; short, quick blast. II. v. n. 1. Blow in puffs. 2. Pant, breathe hard. III. v. a. 1. Blow. 2. Swell, inflate. 3. Praise ( …

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  • 8 “Music of Erich Zann, The“ —    Short story (3,480 words); probably written in December 1921. First published in the National Amateur(March 1922); rpt. WT(May 1925) and WT(November 1934); first collected in O;corrected text in DH;annotated version in TD.    The narrator has… …

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  • 9 wind — 1 /wInd/ noun 1 AIR (C, U) moving air, especially when it moves strongly or quickly in a current: a 70 mile an hour wind | branches swaying in the wind | the wind blows: A gentle wind was blowing through the trees. | strong/high winds: The… …

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  • 10 flaw — I. /flɔ / (say flaw) noun 1. a marring feature; a defect; a fault. 2. a defect impairing legal soundness or validity: a flaw in a lease; a flaw in a will. 3. a crack, break, breach, imperfection, or rent. –verb (t) 4. to produce a flaw in: *Glory …

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  • 11 blowing adder — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 12 Clotho arietans — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 13 Clotho cornuta — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 14 flathead — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 15 Heterodon platyrrhinos — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 16 hog-nose snake — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 17 Puff — Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a… …

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  • 18 Puff adder — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 19 Puff bird — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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  • 20 spreading adder — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …

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