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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of line storm

First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for line storm

  • O, dear, it was as lonesome as a line-storm, after lively Ruth had gone away.

  • A Line-storm Song It is the autumnal mood with a difference.

    A Boy's Will|Robert Frost
  • Then the same saying applies to the “line-storm” of March, and the spring and summer after storms is foretold.