khamsin

NOUN
  1. an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
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How To Use khamsin In A Sentence

  • Egypt is susceptible to periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides; hot, driving windstorm called khamsin occurs in spring; dust storms, and sandstorms. Egypt
  • There is no vegetation here and the swirling winds are almost as intense as the khamsins in the Sahara.
  • It is “an ill wind that blows no one in the Middle East any good,” wrote Time magazine in 1971, adding that the khamsin can “madden men,” cause car accidents, and increase crime rates by as much as 20 percent. Day of Honey
  • Egypt periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides; hot, driving windstorm called khamsin occurs in spring; dust storms, sandstorms The 2005 CIA World Factbook
  • Natural hazards: periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides; hot, driving windstorm called khamsin occurs in spring; dust storms, sandstorms Egypt
  • Strong spring winds, known as the khamsin, have roared in on schedule, sending the pollution - which contains deadly sulfur dioxide, as well as traces of poisonous metals such as arsenic, lead and copper - swirling across the Middle East. Hellfighters To The Rescue
  • `Tell me, O master, and they shall vanish like dust before the khamsin wind. THE THIRD CLASS GENIE
  • Egypt: periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides, volcanic activity; hot, driving windstorm called khamsin occurs in spring; dust storms, sandstorms The 2001 CIA World Factbook
  • I have heard many complaints and many solutions to problems with exhaust fumes in khamsins.
  • Fierce winds - the khamsin and the ghibli - threw dust into men's faces, obscuring the battlefield.
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