Typhoon'

The evil genius of Egyptian mythology; also a furious whirling wind in the Chinese seas. (Typhoon or typhon, the whirling wind, is really the Chinese t'ai-fun [the great wind].)

Beneath the radiant line that girts the globe,
The circling Typhon, whirled from point to point.
Exhausting all the rage of all the sky,
And dire Eenephia, reign.

Thomson: Summer.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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