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stormbound

[stawrm-bound] /ˈstɔrmˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
confined, detained, or isolated by storms:
a stormbound ship; a stormbound village.
Origin of stormbound
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; storm + -bound1
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  • stormbound: that is what the Hygeia was—a winter resort without any doubt.

    Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner
  • A number of people who were stormbound saw them pass down the street and stop at your house.

    Dave Porter and His Double Edward Stratemeyer
  • Or, if you are lost or stormbound, my car is in the old barn and I will drive you anywhere that you say.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • The hut of refuge was already full of stormbound peasants when he entered.

    The Book of Old English Ballads George Wharton Edwards
  • The travellers to the gold regions were stormbound at Lake Labarge for two days.

    To Alaska for Gold

    Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for stormbound

stormbound

/ˈstɔːmˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
detained or harassed by storms
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