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synonyms for khamsin

  • sandstorm
  • black blizzard
  • devil
  • dust devil
  • duster
  • harmattan
  • peesash
  • samiel
  • sand column
  • sandspout
  • shaitan
  • simoom
  • sirocco
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How to use khamsin in a sentence

During the night a Khamsin wind began to blow, though lightly as was to be expected at this season of the year.
THE IVORY CHILDH. RIDER HAGGARD
Their delay had been caused in part by the Khamsin wind, and in part by their sluggish movements.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 62, NO. 383, SEPTEMBER 1847VARIOUS
Occasionally this crop is damaged by hot blasts—“Khamsin winds”—which shrivel the bean, especially if they occur when it is soft.
THE KHEDIVE'S COUNTRYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Give a man the egotism of grief, and eloquence, and popularity, and he'll cut as sharp as the khamsin wind.
DONOVAN PASHA AND SOME PEOPLE OF EGYPT, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Alexandria on our return was dimmed in the heat and choking in the sand clouds of a khamsin.
THE FIFTH BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918F.L. MORRISON
It was another very hot day, with a khamsin blowing, and the hard, shelterless hill-sides were a poor place to spend it on.
THE FIFTH BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918F.L. MORRISON
Khamsin, kam′sin, n. a hot south-west wind in Egypt, blowing for about fifty days from about the middle of March.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 2 OF 4: E-M)VARIOUS
But if buildings are shut up early in the morning and opened at night, even the khamsin may be made tolerable.
THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS IN EGYPTJAMES W. BARRETT
The khamsin blows for a certain number of days in April, May, and the first half of June.
THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS IN EGYPTJAMES W. BARRETT
Khamsin (fifty), a hot sand wind which blows in Egypt from the desert for fifty days, chiefly before and after the month of May.
THE NUTTALL ENCYCLOPAEDIAEDITED BY REV. JAMES WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO KHAMSIN

  • black blizzard
  • devil
  • dust devil
  • duster
  • harmattan
  • khamsin
  • peesash
  • samiel
  • sand column
  • sandspout
  • sandstorm
  • shaitan
  • simoom
  • sirocco
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.