But if buildings are shut up early in the morning and opened at night, even the khamsin may be made tolerable.
The khamsin blows for a certain number of days in April, May, and the first half of June.
The heat was increasing and the desert winds brought the "khamsin" or duststorms.
Alexandria on our return was dimmed in the heat and choking in the sand clouds of a khamsin.
It was another very hot day, with a khamsin blowing, and the hard, shelterless hill-sides were a poor place to spend it on.
Khamsin, kam′sin, n. a hot south-west wind in Egypt, blowing for about fifty days from about the middle of March.
Khamsin (fifty), a hot sand wind which blows in Egypt from the desert for fifty days, chiefly before and after the month of May.
O effendi, shall the camel-driver laugh when the camels are lost in the khamsin and the water-bottle is empty?
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.