DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
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?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of line storm
First recorded in 1840–50
Words nearby line storm
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.Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's|Sophie May
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.Current Superstitions|Various