Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wind that brings dust-storms, such as the northwesterly gales on the eastern coast of Australia.

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Examples

  • Saxham was shooting on the veld, north of the Clayfields, in a ginger-hued dust-wind and a grilling sun.

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  • A dust-wind had blown that day, and the suspended particles thickened the atmosphere, to the oppression of the lungs and the hiding of the stars.

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  • It is difficult to understand how this action will not contribute to dust-wind erosion.

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  • Father Noah, with the long ends of his dirty grey beard raggedly bannering in the dust-wind, was still waiting for the bearers of the hastily improvised stretcher of sticks and green reims, as Saxham, having obtained a strip of black cloth with a needle and thread from the Matron, pulled off his jacket and sat down upon the end of the cot-bed in his little room, and neatly tacked a mourning-band upon the upper part of the left sleeve.

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