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Storm center   /stɔrm sˈɛntər/   Listen
Storm center

noun
1.
A center of trouble or disturbance.  Synonym: storm centre.
2.
The central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm.  Synonym: storm centre.






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"Storm center" Quotes from Famous Books



... the heart of each gale of events, a storm center of quiet. It is the very deadlock of contending forces, in which the individual has space for breath and apprehension. Into this lull Flora fell panting from her last experience, more frightened by this ...
— The Coast of Chance • Esther Chamberlain

... in war, coal spells life and power. It was the cudgel that the one-time proud and arrogant Germany held menacingly over the head of the unhappy neutral, and extorted special privilege. At the moment I write, coal is the storm center of controversy that ranges from the Ruhr Valley of Germany to the Welsh fields of Britain and affects the destinies of statesmen and of countries. We are not without fuel troubles, as our empty bins indicate. The nation, therefore, with cheap and abundant ...
— An African Adventure • Isaac F. Marcosson



Words linked to "Storm center" :   kerfuffle, to-do, flutter, eye, hoo-hah, center, disruption, heart, hoo-ha, disturbance, violent storm, middle, commotion, storm, hurly burly, centre



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