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storm center

the center of a cyclonic storm, the area of lowest pressure and of comparative calm.
a center of disturbance, tumult, or trouble:
The housing bubble was the storm center of the economic collapse.
Origin of storm center
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Clarke had been early to the storm-center; yet, of all the investigators, Clarke alone was not more or less disheveled.

    Bransford of Rainbow Range Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • The storm-center is spending its force on the coastal regions to-day.

  • For a time on Monday, September 27th, it was the storm-center of battle.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • Kellyan, safe up the tree, got no fair view to shoot—could only wait till the storm-center cleared a little.

    Monarch, The Big Bear of Tallac Ernest Thompson Seton
  • "storm-center nears the American coast," he read in a nasal drawl.

  • We're on the right tack for the Southern Ocean; but the storm-center is overtaking us faster than we can drift away from it.

  • Perhaps, now that you've forced him to come out into the open, he enjoys being a storm-center, as they call it out here.

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • A dozen details combined to make "The Conquerors" a storm-center.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • He looked more like a student than like a leader who had stood in the storm-center of political turmoil.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • They worked under cover, less openly than in the old days, but still a storm-center of trouble.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
storm-center in Science
storm center  
The point of lowest barometric pressure within the central area of a storm.
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