Hurricane. The very word seems to carry some of its meaning in its sound. You can almost hear the howl of the winds in the beginning of the word, while the hard cracking sound of the last syllable gives the sense of things breaking before its force. It's a word that rings in the ears and evokes immediate mental images of raging seas; of palms that rattle and are bend as if they were grass; and of sand and rain that become like arrows driven by the fury of the wind.
Betty Kennedy, Hurricane Hazel
"I pray thee, put into yonder port,
For I fear a hurricane.
Last night, the moon had a golden ring,
And tonight no moon we see!"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Wreck of the Hesperus
There must be some uncommonly nasty weather knocking about. Joseph Conrad, Typhoon
The eye of a hurricane is an excellent place to reflect on the puniness of man and his works. If an adequate definition of humility is ever written, it's likely to be done in the eye of a hurricane. Edward R. Murrow, See It Now (1954)
Hurricane Months June, too soon; July, stand by; August, look out you must; September, remember; October, all over. Captain Nares
The wind shrieked; it did not whistle as winds do. They all agreed on that. Paul Lester, The Great Galveston Disaster
So too, it is, that in these resplendent Japanese seas, the mariner encounters the direst of all storms, the typhoon. It will sometimes burst from out that cloudless sky, like an exploding bomb upon a dazed and sleepy town. Herman Melville, Moby Dick
In the vortex around the eye the sea was a scene of unimaginably violent, churning water. Robert Simpson
...the winds are stark mad in a hurricane. Thomas Fuller
The very noise itself was a fearsome thing, a malignant, terrifying howl of raw power that seared the mind. Desmond Bagley, Wyatt's Hurricane
It seemed as if a total dissolution of nature was taking place. The roaring of the sea and wind - fiery meteors flying about in the air - the prodigious glare of almost perpetual lightning - the crash of falling houses - and the ear-piercing shrieks of the distressed were sufficient to strike astonishment into Angels. Alexander Hamilton (1722 letter)
There is no more beautiful weather than in hurricane season when you're not having a hurricane. Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.
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