stormy petrel


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stormy petrel

n.
2. One who brings discord or appears at the onset of trouble; a rebel.
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stormy petrel

n
1. (Animals) another name for storm petrel
2. a person who brings or portends trouble
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storm′y pet′rel


n.
1. a storm petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus, of the E Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean.
2. a person who likes strife.
3. a person or thing that foreshadows trouble.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stormy petrel - sooty black petrel with white markingsstormy petrel - sooty black petrel with white markings; of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean
storm petrel - any of various small petrels having dark plumage with paler underparts
genus Hydrobates, Hydrobates - type genus of the Hydrobatidae
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Translations

stormy petrel

nSturmschwalbe f; (fig)Unglücksbote m/-botin f
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References in classic literature ?
The "Stormy Petrel" was manned by half a dozen jaunty looking sailors, who made a fine display of blue shirts and shiny hats, with stars and anchors in every direction.
I am afraid, my dear Colonel, that you must regret the hour that you took in such a stormy petrel as I am."
Prayers were offered for Aspirant Adelabu, a second generation direct descendant of the 'Stormy Petrel,' at the graveside of the late politician.
Early in March, Kenya's stormy petrel, the opposition leader Raila Odinga, walked into Harambee House, where President Uhuru Kenyatta frequently operates from, for a meeting with his arch-rival.
But her main claim to fame is the time when she was the stormy petrel of the movement directed against what Advani called the "ocular provocation" of the Babri Masjid.
Names we know and love that have previously graced the start line in the non-spinnaker around-the-harbour race include Anitra V, Southerly, Lolita, Mr Christian, Stormy Petrel, Suraya, Mercedes IV, Struert Marie, Archina, Marls and Lorita Maria.
He was Stamford Bridge, who reached No 47 with Chelsea; he was Kincade, Scarcrow, Stormy Petrel and Ohio Express.
The Stormy Petrel by Violet Needham - one of her Ruritanian novels written in the 1940 and '50s Q.
The stormy petrel of West Bengal politics who choose to live in a nondescript tiled single-storey house in a dingy lane close to the Kalighat temple in full solidarity with the poor women of the State cannot but bring women's issue to the centre-stage of her administrative policies.
(15.) See Paul Stephen Hudson, "Flight of the Stormy Petrel: The Glory Years of Oglethorpe University Athletics," Atlanta History: A Journal of Georgia and the South, 36.
We were both at home when he left on that Thursday night to go to the Stormy Petrel. I remember him popping back in to collect his gloves which he'd forgotten.