from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A storm of wind that bears along clouds of sand.


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  • Evie's need to register many voices also brings forth a diary extract from her mother that neatly conveys the meeting of domestic and political tensions in the final days of British rule, as well as offering more fine descriptions, such as the onset of the harmattan-induced sand-storm.

    The Echo Chamber by Luke Williams – review

  • As soon as my man and another came up I gave them the reins, saying, “After our hard ride in the sand-storm take as much care of the horses as though they were children.”

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • A little way outside Jayrúd we were caught in a sand-storm, which I shall never forget.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Looking down upon it from Heiku, you can see nothing all day but the dense brown clouds of a perpetual sand-storm.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Crouching so he was almost sitting back on his skis, trying to keep the center of gravity low, the snow driving like a sand-storm, he knew the pace was too much.

    The Short Stories

  • On one day the sand-storm was so bad that it was impossible to leave camp.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

  • Cross, and, on the following morning, they steamed into what, at first sight, Fred and Charlie thought was land, but was simply a wide streak of floating sand which had been blown out to sea during a sand-storm.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • At 139 we enjoyed heavy rain storms, bleak cold days, and a tearing wind; which raised a sand-storm as soon as the rain had sunk in.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

  • She rode beside him, still as the desert before the sand-storm breaks, her soul seared with white-hot iron that knows no saving grace of sob or tear.

    Judith of the Plains

  • To refer again to these tales; the description of Rip Van Winkle's ride through the desert, the sand-storm, the huge salt "pans," and indeed most of the earlier incidents, have been but common-place experiences of my own in the wastes of the southern Kalahari, slightly altered for the purposes of the story.

    A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa


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