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derecho
 n.— «Tuesday night’s storm was called a “derecho,” the Spanish word for huge wind event, according to Benjamin Schott, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Louisville. The winds ranged between 60 to 80 mph, Schott said.» —“Storms, damage return” by Hayli Fellwock Bowling Green Daily News (Ky.) July 14, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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