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flurry

Hunting the death spasms of a harpooned whale
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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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'Don't be flurried, my dear,' replied Mrs Nickleby, looking towards the garden-wall, 'for you see I'm not, and if it would be excusable in anybody to be flurried, it certainly would--under all the circumstances--be excusable in me, but I am not, Kate--not at all.'
In the final scene, sulfur-hued powder flurried down on the group, resulting in a ghostly entombment.
The camera mixes it all into chaotic, flurried wastelands that tip the scales of reality and documentation and spill into fiction and fabrication.