Definition of cyclone:
- A tornado. See above, and Tornado.
- In general, a condition of the atmosphere characterized by a central area of pressure much lower than that of surrounding areas, and a system of winds blowing inward and around ( clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter- clockwise in the northern); -- called also a low- area storm. It is attended by high temperature, moist air, abundant precipitation, and clouded sky. The term includes the hurricane, typhoon, and tropical storms; it should not be applied to the moderate disturbances attending ordinary areas of low pressure nor to tornadoes, waterspouts, or " twisters," in which the vertical motion is more important than the horizontal.
- "The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island", Cyril Burleigh.
His enemies, who were not few, said that the shrewdest action of his surpassingly shrewd life had been his voluntary retirement from the Senate and from political activities at the first low murmur heralding the muck- raking cyclone which was to devastate public life as men of his type understood it.- "The Bent Twig", Dorothy Canfield.
- "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.