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leaf-storm

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leaf-storm (plural leaf-storms)

  1. A sudden whirlwind or downpour of leaves.
    • 1903, Caroline Brown, On the We-a Trail: A Story of the Great Wilderness [1], page 1:
      THE leaf-storm was ended. The sky was washed clear of every cloud and hung blue and brilliant above a little clearing in the Great Wilderness.
    • 1910, Houghton Townley, English Woodlands and Their Story [2], page 129:
      Passers-by stop and watch; children run into the zone of the leaf-storm and in a few minutes are covered. For hours the beech tree weeps.
    • 1928, Mary Chapman as "Maristan Chapman", The Happy Mountain [3], page 119:
      One night, when the man had been making it sing like a leaf-storm in fall, ...
    • 1998, Charles William Smith, Understanding Women: A Novel [4], ISBN 0875651895, page 276:
      Do it!, stir up your energy until it's swirling around like a leaf storm inside your body.

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This is not commonly used in English, except as a translation of the title of a novella by Gabriel García Márquez, entitled Leaf Storm, or La Hojarasca.

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