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storm center

noun
1.
the center of a cyclonic storm, the area of lowest pressure and of comparative calm.
2.
a center of disturbance, tumult, or trouble:
The housing bubble was the storm center of the economic collapse.
Origin of storm center
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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Examples from the Web for storm center
Historical Examples
  • There is, in the heart of each gale of events, a storm center of quiet.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • Yet there was one section of the country which was a sort of storm center, the Northwest.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • In 1893 came the first of the events that made Rhodesia a storm center.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • If we were in the storm center it would be necessary to put her into the port tack.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • Honduras, the storm center of weakness, was to be neutralized.

  • Appeals for relief were received from everywhere in the storm center.

  • Rarely does a storm center pass over this section, but is located either east or west, and passes by without causing heavy gales.

  • Little breezes swept out from the storm center, lifting the undersides of the long grass leaves to view in waves of lighter green.

    Disowned Victor Endersby
  • Throughout the previous day this tiny village perched on a hill had been the storm center around which the battle raged.

  • With a scarcely repressed laugh she hid it in her book, and turned to face the storm center, Miss Baylis.

    A Dixie School Girl Gabrielle E. Jackson
storm center in Science
storm center  
The point of lowest barometric pressure within the central area of a storm.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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