irruption


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irruption

[i′rəp·shən]
(geology)
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Mrs Wititterly, keenly alive to the glory of having a lord and a baronet among her visiting acquaintance, lost no time in signing to Mr Wititterly to open the door, and thus it was that in less than thirty seconds Mrs Nickleby's party had made an irruption into Mrs Wititterly's box, which it filled to the very door, there being in fact only room for Messrs Pyke and Pluck to get in their heads and waistcoats.
Roehampton is not far from Richmond, and one day the chariot, with the golden bullocks emblazoned on the panels, and the flaccid children within, drove to Amelia's house at Richmond; and the Bullock family made an irruption into the garden, where Amelia was reading a book, Jos was in an arbour placidly dipping strawberries into wine, and the Major in one of his Indian jackets was giving a back to Georgy, who chose to jump over him.
This irruption of Nutty Boyd into his life was an omen.
Rann was inwardly maintaining the dignity of the Church in the face of this scandalous irruption of Methodism, and as that dignity was bound up with his own sonorous utterance of the responses, his argument naturally suggested a quotation from the psalm he had read the last Sunday afternoon.
Newman's sudden irruption had evidently discomposed both mother and son.
The day after her arrival at Prebaudet, she was innocently employed, about eight o'clock in the morning, in listening, as she breakfasted, to the various reports of her keeper and her gardener, when Jacquelin made a violent irruption into the dining-room.
And we were getting our share when there occurred a new irruption on the scene.
Chaque fois que la pluie fait irruption, le fleau fait rage.
L'assaut contre l'hotel Intercontinental de Kaboul en Afghanistan a pris fin ce dimanche matin, apres douze heures de resistance de la part du commando arme qui avait fait irruption samedi soir en tirant a vue sur les clients et le personnel.
Every few years, though, there is an irruption, or explosion in growth, of the snowy owl population.
Known as an irruption, results showed that waxwings were seen in around five times more gardens in Wales compared to previous years, with sightings in Brecon, Cardiff and Swansea.
Flocks of the birds are known to migrate to the UK on certain winters, in what's known as an irruption, and can be spotted in industrial areas and supermarket car parks.