sting jet
 n.— «Dubbed the Sting Jet, it is the source of the most damaging winds that scour Britain in winter, uprooting trees, damaging property and taking lives. The name was inspired by an expression first used by Norwegian meteorologists four decades ago.…They talked of the “poisonous tail of the bent-back weather front.” Prof Keith Browning at the University of Reading and Peter Clark and Tim Hewson of the Met Office have found the sting in the tip of this tail and coined the evocative phrase Sting Jet to describe the extraordinary gales that it spawns.» —“A sting in the tale of the Great Storm” by Roger Highfield Daily Telegraph (U.K.) June 18, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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