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storm centre

noun
1.
the centre of a cyclonic storm, etc, where pressure is lowest
2.
the centre of any disturbance or trouble
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  • I hinted briefly at the social warfare of which she had been a storm centre.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • There were two of them who must have been pretty handy to the storm centre of the explosion.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • Men rose early for tidings from Charleston, the storm centre.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • The second clause of the treaty proved to be the storm centre of the compact.

    The Treaty of Waitangi T. Lindsay Buick
  • Doris had been a storm centre in the morning, but at noon was almost clear.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson
  • The storm centre could not shoot lunatics any more than he could babies.

    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
  • The place reminded him then and later of the storm centre of a cyclone.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • The body is the storm centre, the origin of co-ordinates, the constant place of stress in all that experience-train.

  • Even his comrades, of desperado stripe that they were, had dubbed him the storm centre.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

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