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- n. Alternative form of khamsin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See kamsin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See khamsin.
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This wretched wind, called to this day chamsin, utterly wilts all green things upon which it blows.
Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness -- Whatever secondary means were employed in producing it, whether thick clammy fogs and vapors, according to some; a sandstorm, or the chamsin, according to others; it was such that it could be almost perceived by the organs of touch, and so protracted as to continue for three days, which the chamsin does [Hengstenberg].
The chamsin, or dust storm, that occasionally drowns Israel's southern region under waves of dust particles from North Africa rendered the picturesque student village on the outskirts of Dimona uncharacteristically deserted on a recent spring day: None of the usual boisterous singing filled the community clubhouse; the central courtyard, paved with pale-pink rough-cut stones, was devoid of students lounging and laughing; no pensive young Israeli stood under the wooden gazebo at the edge of the village, which overlooks the vast expanse of rolling desert hills.
a remarkable thunder-storm, accompanied with hail, causing great havoc of growing crops, as such hail-storms always do; followed by the chamsin, or dust-storm from the desert, darkening the air with clouds of dust and sand; and by an extraordinary mortality, the natural result of these various causes -- they persuaded the superstitious Egyptians that these calamities were tokens of the displeasure of the God of the
"His breath is the north wind at midnight, which freshens trees when withering, His anger is like the chamsin which burns what it touches.