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Word: gust

Definition: strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster


Sentences Containing 'gust'

A gust of air whirled round me as I opened the door, and from within came the sound of broken glass falling on the floor.
A mechanical fault in the elevator control system caused the pilots to lose control of the aircraft's up-and-down movement (called pitch); and either a series of stalls or a high-speed gust of wind caused the aircraft to lose altitude without the ability of the crew to counteract, resulting in the failure of the vertical stabilizer.
A sailing boat that is over-canvassed and therefore heeling, may sail less efficiently depending on fundamental or opportunistic factors such as temporary nature of the feature (e.g. wind gust), use (e.g. racing), crew ability, point of sail, hull size design.
A wind gust of and swells up to were recorded in Wallis.
Also during the second round, while putting for birdie on the 15th green, Pádraig Harrington had stepped up to his ball and addressed it, but a gust of wind caused him to step away.
At the moment when he opened the door, such a gust of wind came in that the lamp was nearly extinguished.
But as if to contradict his statement, at that instant a violent clap of thunder seemed to shake the house to its very foundation, while a sudden gust of wind, mingled with rain, extinguished the lamp he held in his hand.
Crabb was appointed Director and CEO of Burnet Institute in 2007, a position previously held by Professor Ian Gust AO, Professor John Mills, Professor Steve Wesselingh, now Executive Director of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Professor Ian McKenzie and Professor Mark Hogarth.
Every time he uttered this ejaculation, his eyes seemed to be in danger of starting out; and every sentence he spoke, he delivered in a sort of tune, always exactly the same, and more like a gust of wind, which begins low, mounts up high, and falls again, than any other comparison I can find for it.
Further north, LaGuardia Airport outside New York City reported a wind gust of . Strong winds on Long Island knocked a tree onto a car, seriously injuring the driver.
Gust Kundert (December 7, 1913 – March 3, 2000) was an American poitician.
He is the second president in the first Kuwait private university’s. Prior to GUST, Al-Refai was the President of the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, where he left his fingerprint as a founder.
I told myself that I could never stop, and with a gust of petulance I resolved to stop forthwith.
In Virginia, the storm produced a peak wind gust of at Chincoteague.
It would get so dark that it looked all blue-black outside, and lovely; and the rain would thrash along by so thick that the trees off a little ways looked dim and spider-webby; and here would come a blast of wind that would bend the trees down and turn up the pale underside of the leaves; and then a perfect ripper of a gust would follow along and set the branches to tossing their arms as if they was just wild; and next, when it was just about the bluest and blackest--FST!
On 21 December 1998 the speed of a gust on the Maslenica Bridge (north of Zadar) was measured at a record speed of 248 kilometres per hour.
On 24 May 2013, "Scillonian III" ran aground in St Mary's Harbour after being caught by a gust of wind, while attempting to berth by normal approach at low tide.
Ophir is located at . Ophir is located on the west bank of the Innoko River in western Alaska, northwest of McGrath, at the mouth of Ophir creek, which was mined for many years by Gust Utilla.
Simulations show that each gust of wind had a 0.5 percent possibility of the rudder breaking; and the last commission of enquiry found that it was likely that the aircraft could have been hit by at least ten such gusts.
The brooch had come undone as she spoke, and a sudden gust of wind blew the Queen's shawl across a little brook.
The nor'easter struck shortly during a new moon, producing high tides that resulted in significant beach erosion along the Delmarva Peninsula. The highest wind gust was , reported in Chincoteague, Virginia.
While nearly stationary, Hurricane Ella produced waves of 5 to 9 feet (2 to 3 metres) in height, as well as rip currents along the coast. The highest wind gust from the storm over land was 31 mph (50 km/h) at Diamond Shoal Light.
With wind gust estimated 135 mph it only took minutes to cause 6.8 Million in damages.
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