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gust

[gəst]
(meteorology)
A sudden, brief increase in the speed of the wind; it is of a more transient character than a squall and is followed by a lull or slackening in the wind speed.

gust

A transient and momentary increase in wind speed.
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The sky's unresting cloudland, that with varying play sifteth the sunlight thru' its figured shades, that now stand in massiv range, cumulated stupendous mountainous snowbillowy up-piled in dazzling sheen, now like calm ships on a calm ocean drifting, now scattered wispy waifs, that neath the eager blaze disperse in air; Or now parcelling the icy inane highspredd in fine diaper of silver and mother-of-pearl freaking the intense azure; Now scurrying close o'erhead, wild ink-hued random racers that fling sheeted rain gustily, and with garish bows laughing o'erarch the land.
The script regularly spills over into the kind of blood 'n' tears excess of the telenovela, but the success of the thesps in gustily dramatizing a range of different types of desperation means that the film never becomes mere kitsch.
For another, the detour let him marry his sweetheart, Selinde Krayenhoff, and raise two sons with her, all of whom were on hand, applauding gustily at his restoration to the diaconate at a July service at St.
Dog-Woman could laugh gustily at her size differential, but Pauline is embarrassed and feels vulnerable in the nakedness that no clothes can be found to cover.
A cold wind was blowing gustily, there were dark clouds in the sky.