Origin of sandstorm
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But here we have the original home that used "Sandstorm" for clubby Christmas light display in 2006.World's Most Outrageous Christmas-Light Displays
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In the late afternoon of the third day of our journeying we drove into a sandstorm."Fin Tireur"
They had come to destruction, off the Great Desert, fleeing before a sandstorm.An Iceland Fisherman
No sandstorm ever fills up the hollows, or carries away the ridges.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2]
They were dry from age, having probably been uncovered by a sandstorm.Captured by the Arabs
James H. Foster
"Sandstorm" warned the Desert Rat, and spoke quickly to the mozo in Spanish.The Long Chance
Peter B. Kyne
- a strong wind that whips up clouds of sand, esp in a desert
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- A strong wind that carries clouds of sand and dust through the air. Most of the particles in a sandstorm are between 0.08 and 1 mm (0.0032 and 0.04 inches) in size. Sandstorms usually are limited to within 3 m (10 ft) of the ground, rarely getting more than 15 m (49 ft) high. They develop in desert areas where loose sand can be stirred up by wind. Most sandstorms occur during the day when the Earth's surface heats up and dissipate at night as it cools.
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