Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wind that brings dust-storms, such as the northwesterly gales on the eastern coast of Australia.
“Saxham was shooting on the veld, north of the Clayfields, in a ginger-hued dust-wind and a grilling sun.”
“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.”
“It is difficult to understand how this action will not contribute to dust-wind erosion.”
“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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