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noun as in dust storm

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During the night a Khamsin wind began to blow, though lightly as was to be expected at this season of the year.

Their delay had been caused in part by the Khamsin wind, and in part by their sluggish movements.

Occasionally this crop is damaged by hot blasts—“Khamsin winds”—which shrivel the bean, especially if they occur when it is soft.

Give a man the egotism of grief, and eloquence, and popularity, and he'll cut as sharp as the khamsin wind.

Alexandria on our return was dimmed in the heat and choking in the sand clouds of a khamsin.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to khamsin, such as: sandstorm, black blizzard, devil, dust devil, duster, and harmattan.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.