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  • n. Plural form of harmattan.


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  • It is during this season that the _harmattans_ prevail, (from two to three weeks in December) which consist of a _dry cold_ and _not_ a "dry hot" wind as we have been taught; when furniture and wooden-ware _dries_ and _cracks_ for want of moisture, and the thermometer frequently rates as low as 54 deg.

    Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party


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