sandstorm

[ US /ˈsændˌstɔɹm/ ]
[ UK /sˈændstɔːm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
    it was the kind of duster not experienced in years
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How To Use sandstorm In A Sentence

  • For every seasonal seismic observer one unforgettable memory is that of his first desert sandstorm.
  • Fast, wind-blown sand produced in sandstorms can be extremely painful on bare skin, which is one reason why airmen must be fully clothed at all times.
  • Strong winds blow a sandstorm through the camp when suddenly the sound of large artillery rounds is heard about 300 meters away.
  • Knowing we were near the field, they urged us to return as expediently possible, since a strong sandstorm was approaching.
  • Heading for the desert he attempts the Marathon des Sables, an exhausting and dangerous seven-day test of ability, to see what effect dry heat has on the weather, from mirages to the deadly desert sandstorm that is the haboob.
  • Description: SG-1 is called to Abydos to investigate a strange phenomenon: a whirling sandstorm that seems to whisper Dr. Daniel Jackson's name. September 2009
  • The most likely date was thought to be next Tuesday or Wednesday when the phases of the moon would help the airforce and soldiers carry out their attacks and the worst of the sandstorms - the desert storms - were over.
  • The men lost their way in a sandstorm and crossed the border by mistake.
  • 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
  • It is susceptible to hot, dry, dust-laden southern wind called the sirocco or "ghibli" which lasts one to four days in spring and fall; and, from dust storms and sandstorms. Libya
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