outburst


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outburst

[′au̇t‚bərst]
(meteorology)
Outflow from a convective event originating in cool descending air, often associated with a thunderstorm.
(mining engineering)
The sudden issue of gases, chiefly methane (sometimes accompanied by coal dust), from the working face of a coal mine.
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The youth's reply was an outburst of crimson oaths.
A fitting end, this, to a life of usefulness and crime - in a last outburst of an evil passion supremely satisfied on some wild night, perhaps, to the applauding clamour of wind and wave.
The commonplace nature of what they said produced in Ethan an illusion of long-established intimacy which no outburst of emotion could have given, and he set his imagination adrift on the fiction that they had always spent their evenings thus and would always go on doing so.
It was towards this epoch, that the excessive heat of the summer of 1466 caused that grand outburst of the plague which carried off more than forty thousand souls in the vicomty of Paris, and among others, as Jean de Troyes states, "Master Arnoul, astrologer to the king, who was a very fine man, both wise and pleasant.
Of those who were present, such as knew the prince listened to his outburst in a state of alarm, some with a feeling of mortification.
In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.
But, at the same time, even the faces that were most exposed to view, and therefore most tautly under control, disclosed a sudden impulsive tremor which, unless directly checked, would have developed into an outburst of laughter.
said poor Lydgate, with a renewed outburst of rebellion against the oppression of his lot.
Having asserted herself in those noble terms, she spoilt the effect of her own outburst of generosity by dropping to the sordid view of the subject in her next sentence.
A fresh outburst of crying led her in the right direction, and showed her the children under a table in a corner of the room.
Then, in an outburst of joy, he thanks and blesses everything that has led up to this happy day, which has brought him under "Love's yoke which easy is and sure.
He is said to have performed his religious duties with regularity; though sometimes in an outburst of disgust at the stupidity of his rustic parishioners he would throw his sermon in their faces and rush out of the church.