first gust

first gust

[¦fərst ′gəst]
(meteorology)
The sharp increase in wind speed often associated with the early mature stage of a thunderstorm cell; it occurs with the passage of the discontinuity zone which is the boundary of the cold-air downdraft.
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After the first gust of her passion was a little over, which she declared, if she had not vented, would have burst her, she proceeded to inform Mr Jones that all matters were settled between Mr Nightingale and her daughter, and that they were to be married the next morning; at which Mr Jones having expressed much pleasure, the poor woman fell again into a fit of joy and thanksgiving, which he at length with difficulty silenced, and prevailed on her to return with him back to the company, whom they found in the same good humour in which they had left them.
In the parlour of one of these houses, which was perhaps a thought dirtier than any of its neighbours; which exhibited more bell- handles, children, and porter pots, and caught in all its freshness the first gust of the thick black smoke that poured forth, night and day, from a large brewery hard by; hung a bill, announcing that there was yet one room to let within its walls, though on what story the vacant room could be--regard being had to the outward tokens of many lodgers which the whole front displayed, from the mangle in the kitchen window to the flower-pots on the parapet--it would have been beyond the power of a calculating boy to discover.
And now came the first gust of wind, rushing past the place, clapping and banging the doors and shutters, smelling of the coming rain, and all wrapped in a cloud of dust and leaves.
Everything went swimmingly, especially during the downpour (except for the durability of a hastily-bought brolly which turned insideout and was shredded by the first gust of wind).
I bought one while on holiday in Japan four years ago and it's still in perfectly good nick - unlike small umbrellas I've bought here before, which rarely survived the first gust of wind.
They have to be, outputting immense amounts of thick, non-toxic smoke that doesn't instantly disappear with the first gust of wind.
A heavenly father who is nothing but mercy is not the sort of dad we'd like to have; such a dad dissolves with the first gust of the winds of war and is easily buried under the mounds of doubt and rage that are left in the aftermath of every major disaster.
In the `Fire Breather' shot, I was walking through Paris toward evening and came upon this street performer in the middle of his first gust of flames.
I adore hearing them fall through the letter box, I like arranging them on the mantelpiece only for them to fall off at the first gust of wind, and I actively look forward to Hoovering up the glitter from the cheap ones that come off all over the car and the carpet.
At the first gust of wind, I gripped the rope and rudder for dear life - just as I was told NOT to - and made a spectacular somersault over the side, straight into the submerged sail.
Inclusion in McCarthy's squad for Belgrade would be like a first gust of air.