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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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Though it was unintelligible why he had told it, or why it had to be told in Russian, still Anna Pavlovna and the others appreciated Prince Hippolyte's social tact in so agreeably ending Pierre's unpleasant and unamiable outburst.
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.
The tact which I find here, the discretion, the rare courage, the wonderful power of memory, the accurate observation of character, the easy grace of style, the charming outbursts of womanly feeling, have all inexpressibly increased my admiration of this sublime creature, of this magnificent Marian.
Motionless, with her burning and fixed glances, in her solitary apartment, how well the outbursts of passion which at times escape from the depths of her chest with her respiration, accompany the sound of the surf which rises, growls, roars, and breaks itself like an eternal and powerless despair against the rocks on which is built this dark and lofty castle
But by degrees she overcame the outbursts of her mad passion; and nervous tremblings which agitated her frame disappeared, and she remained folded within herself like a fatigued serpent in repose.
But meteor fans are ever hopeful, watching intently for an outburst like the one in 1922 that graced the skies above Poland with 300-600 meteors per hour, or more recently, when North America was showered with a "modest" 250 meteors in a single hour in 1982.
ISLAMABAD -- The Met Office has issued an alert for Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions, forecasting a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).
In a surprise move, Nehal Hashmi met chairman Raza Rabbani, informing him about his intention of withdrawing the resignation that he had tendered in the wake of the party's directives following his outburst.
SINGER Susan Boyle's outburst at Heathrow airport has been blamed on her Asperger syndrome.
While "typical" tantrums last 1-5 minutes and show a rise then decline in intensity of the anger and distress, anger outbursts are longer and have an initial short and rapid burst of anger that then declines over the duration of the outburst, and with a steady but lower level of distress throughout.
It must have been an enormous relief that Prince Philip did not follow up his initial outburst with an impolite question, such as: "Where's my f.
In Partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Pakistan Metrological department, Government of Pakistan, the project seeks to develop the human and technical capacity of public institutions & local communities to understand and address immediate glacial lake outburst flood risks in Gilgit & Chitral District.