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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.
References in classic literature ?
Chance had it, though, that he glanced out of the doorway of the cook's tent at the very moment that Kai Shang and Momulla approached the entrance to his, and he thought that he noted a stealthiness in their movements that comported poorly with amicable or friendly intentions, and then, just as they two slunk within the interior, Gust caught a glimpse of the long knife which Momulla the Maori was then carrying behind his back.
Without a pause Gust darted across the beach and into the jungle.
But if Gust was afraid of the jungle he was far more afraid of Kai Shang and Momulla.
97-41, 98-14, 99-23, 2000-20 and 2000-27 extended the "remedial amendment period" for the GUST amendments for nongovernmental plans until the last day of the first plan year beginning after 2000.
Winds will be strongest to the south of the heaviest rain, with gusts of up to 70mph expected in exposed places, forecasters said.
AS LIVERPOOL braces itself for strong gusts, passengers flying out of Liverpool's John Lennon Airport will take little comfort knowing it is among the windiest in the country.
Breakdown service the AA is also warning sudden gusts could catch drivers off-guard.
The gust tore fencing and scattered debris throughout the garden, which students in Hoffmeister's class have been working to improve over the past month.
A gust of wind around 144 kilometers per hour pounded the express train on the JR Uetsu Line running at some 100 kph on Dec.
Then he collided with a wall before being whisked into the air by another gust of wind which carried him into a second wall.
The Court ruled, based on the narrow scope of Section 225 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, that it would not disturb the Special Committee's decision to terminate George and Gust Perlegos as officers of Atmel.