In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Technically, it was a waterspout, not a tornado.
- Where there were once waterspouts, now there are dust storms.
- Huge eddies pulled the waves into massive waterspouts that devoured the flotsam and survivors on the river.
- Tornadic thunderstorms can also produce waterspouts and downbursts.
- Two waterspouts churned their way through Biscayne Bay in the Miami area.
- It was actually a waterspout, but I had never seen one before and wasn't too concerned about this destination.
- When, for example, the ship comes upon a waterspout the ‘width of a tree trunk,’ Mr. Banks is unimpressed.
- The waterspout churned across the river, and I saw waves ten feet high pound the marina when the rope got to within a few hundred feet of it.
- It created an inverted waterspout that ripped a hole in the roof.
- Marlborough then ploughed out into the stormy Mediterranean and passed the rest of the Task Group, her arrival at the Cyprus training grounds being heralded by a severe electrical storm and waterspouts.
- This afternoon in Santa Monica, or off the coast of Santa Monica, a waterspout formed over the Pacific Ocean.
- The boats battled hazards that included monstrous waves, icebergs, and storms - even waterspouts with winds of up to 60 knots.
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