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storm centre

the centre of a cyclonic storm, etc, where pressure is lowest
the centre of any disturbance or trouble
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  • The body is the storm centre, the origin of co-ordinates, the constant place of stress in all that experience-train.

  • I hinted briefly at the social warfare of which she had been a storm centre.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • The store was now filled with excited onlookers, who, however, kept a little distance from the storm centre.

    The Bail Jumper Robert J. C. Stead
  • The storm centre could not shoot lunatics any more than he could babies.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • It was truly a fight to have a hand in, and with big, lusty zest, the storm centre bounded into the lists.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • And the general had related how the troop had dubbed him the storm centre.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • Kansas had been a storm centre since the day it became a Territory, and the overwhelming theme was negro slavery.

    The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
  • But within himself, adventures were continuous and varying for the storm centre.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • The second clause of the treaty proved to be the storm centre of the compact.

    The Treaty of Waitangi T. Lindsay Buick
  • The storm centre glanced at the picked hussars, at the 233famously infamous Cossacks, and assented modestly.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

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