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flurry

Hunting the death spasms of a harpooned whale

flurry

[′flər·ē]
(meteorology)
A brief shower of snow accompanied by a gust of wind, or a sudden, brief wind squall.
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The window frame which prevented anyone from sitting on the outer sill was being forced out by two footmen, who were evidently flurried and intimidated by the directions and shouts of the gentlemen around.
Geoffrey, Sir," said the waiter, in a flurried, excited manner, "at the Cock and Bottle, Putney.
Pray, uncle,' said Kate, a little flurried, as people much more conversant with society often are, when they are about to enter a room full of strangers, and have had time to think of it previously,
I refuted them to the best of my power; but that power was provokingly small, at the moment, for I was too much flurried with indignation - and even shame - that he should thus dare to address me, to retain sufficient command of thought and language to enable me adequately to contend against his powerful sophistries.