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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from flurr 'to scatter' (17-19 centuries) + hurry

flurry

noun
     
flur‧ry plural flurries
1 [singular] a time when there is suddenly a lot of activity and people are very busy
flurry of
After a quiet spell there was a sudden flurry of phone calls.
The day started with a flurry of activity.
2 [countable]DN a small amount of snow or rain that is blown by the wind
flurry of
He opens the door and a flurry of snow blows in.
Snow flurries are expected overnight.
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