cyclone cyclone  /sɪ ˈkloʊn/


  1. (n) (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
  2. (n) a violent rotating windstorm

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  1. A humanitarian crisis looms in the aftermath of a tropical cyclone that has killed at least 22,000 people.
  2. A devastating cyclone slams into India's Orissa state, leaving thousands dead and millions sick, homeless and hungry.
  3. After the cyclone, monks led small-scale relief efforts into the delta, the distinctive multicolored flags of their faith fluttering from cars and small trucks.


  1. Cyclone athletes qualify 28 entries for State Track Meet

    GLENWOOD (May 9) -- The Harlan Community track teams didn’t bring home any championship banners Thursday night - ending an eight-year run for the Cyclone girls in that department - but HCHS certainly won’t be short on participants at this week’s state meet in Des Moines.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Harlan Tribune

  2. Cyclone girls score 6-0 win at A-H-S-T

    AVOCA -- The Harlan Community girls soccer team knocked in four first-half goals and cruised to a 6-0 win over A-H-S-T’s first-year varsity program on Thursday afternoon. The Cyclones improved to 6-1 with the win and added a 1-0 home win over Atlantic on Friday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Harlan Tribune

  3. Cyclone Kicks-Off Engine Commercialization Program With The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research

    Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. , developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has commenced its development and testing program with The Ohio State University's prestigious ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "Our ships and aircraft awaited country approval so they could act promptly to save thousands of lives -- approval of the kind granted by Indonesia immediately after the 2004 tsunami and by Bangladesh after a fierce cyclone just last November,"...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: The Age

  2. "To put this development in perspective - no tropical cyclone in the historical record has ever reached this intensity at a faster rate near landfall. It would be nice to know, someday, why this happened," Franklin said.
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon said: "I am very saddened by all the Myanmese people having been struck by this cyclone. The UN will do whatever to provide urgent humanitarian assistance".
    on May 5, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: (blog)

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