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  • noun Plural form of flurry.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flurry.


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  • It hits the ear in flurries and waves, and is still hard to understand.

    Google and Dizzy Gillespie Matt Schudel 2010

  • She double-faulted to fall behind 3-1, and the mistakes came in flurries after that.

    Henin dominant in winning third straight French Open 2007

  • The southerly blasts had now left us again; for they come at first in short flurries, and shift to other points (for 10 or 12 days sometimes) before they are quite set in: and we had uncertain winds, between sea and land-breezes, and the coasting trade, which was itself unsettled.

    A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier 1683

  • To gain back the day lost, maybe they could actually keep school open on a day when there are snow flurries, which is all it takes to shut things down in these parts.

    Election Central Morning Roundup 2009

  • Court watchers love this time of the year as the Supreme Courts start issuing rulings in flurries.

    Archive 2007-06-01 xtra 2007

  • Court watchers love this time of the year as the Supreme Courts start issuing rulings in flurries.

    SCOTUS Watching xtra 2007

  • Well, they decided that they favored the hyperreality of rhetoric, which is to say flurries of language with no intent to follow it up with substantive action.

    Scott Thill: Mr. Dodd Goes to Washington 2008

  • The snow is still coming down, just kind of flurries right now, but it's bitterly cold, 12 degrees.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2010 2010

  • We shall see if we get half a foot of "flurries", as has happened in the past.

    O Canada . . . jhetley 2009

  • I asked another expat about the definition of the word "flurries" (pronounced round these parts as "floouureez") because the other day they were forecast and I woke up to around six inches of snow on my driveway.

    The Policeman's Blog 2010


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