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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Are well-known phenomena in the Levant , and are supposed to be produced by whirlwinds. A dense, black, funnel-shaped cloud is seen depending from the sky, and sometimes moving rapidly over the sea, from which at times a similar cone ascends to meet the upper one. Where they unite, the column may be three or four feet thick; and when they break, torrents of water descend. The word occurs in Psalm 42:7 , where, however, the psalmist probably alludes to cataracts of water.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Water-Spouts'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/w/water-spouts.html. 1859.