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  • AP — An eye-stinging, throat-burning haze of smoke spewing from a gigantic wildfire in eastern Arizona is beginning to stretch as far east as central New Mexico, prompting health officials to warn residents as far away as Albuquerque about potential respiratory hazards.

    Arizona Wildfire Spreads, Health Conditions Worsen (VIDEO)

  • As the crackdown began, demonstrators in the square described police swarming in through a cloud of eye-stinging tear gas.

    Riot police storm Bahrain camp; 4 reported dead

  • The sun burned brightly above him, visible even through the opaque, eye-stinging water.

    Gideon’s war

  • Passengers on Moscow's subway said the eye-stinging haze hovered above the platforms, and City Hall warned of health risks from the smoke, which is carrying harmful gases, including carbon monoxide.

    Smog from Wildfires Covers Moscow

  • Men in hats and long dark coats hurried along the pavement on either side of the street, their shoulders hunched against a brisk wind that carried coal dust, horse manure, and all sorts of eye-stinging rubbish in its wake.

    Clockwork Angel

  • A shower of rust and pulverized concrete rained down on Aya, clouds of eye-stinging dust billowing from above.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • An eye-stinging blue mist drifted over downtown Washington.

    Devil Dog

  • She gave his captured dreads one more eye-stinging yank before releasing them.

    Black Dust Mambo

  • With a deep roar and a cloud of eye-stinging smoke, a Tomahawk cruise missile burst through the seal of its launching tube and seemed to hang in the air for a moment; then its engine ignited in a small, brilliant white flare and it pitched over and disappeared into the black night.

    Bombs Over Baghdad

  • In that one, he dived into the Dawg Pound and a got a sticky, eye-stinging shower of beer.

    USATODAY.com - Football - Tennessee vs. Cincinnati

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