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turbō inis, m

1 turbo, that which whirls, a whirlwind, hurricane, tornado : saevi exsistunt turbines, Pac. ap. C.: validi venti, O.: turbo aut subita tempestas: pulvis collectus turbine, H.: venti terras turbine perflant, V.A spinning-top, whip-top : volitans sub verbere, V.A magic wheel, wheel of fortune : solve turbinem, H.A whorl, spiral, twist : bucina, in latum quae turbine crescit ab imo, O.: suāpte naturā versari turbinem.— A whirl, round, circle : nubes Turbine fumans piceo, i. e. of black curling smoke , V.A whirling motion, revolution : teli (contorti), V.: Murranum ingentis turbine saxi Excutit, i. e. with a huge whirling stone , V.: militiae turbine factus eques, i. e. through the round of promotion , O.—Fig., a whirlwind, storm : in maximis turbinibus rei p. navem gubernare: tu, turbo ac tempestas pacis atque oti, disturber : mentis, O.

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