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dust storm

or dust·storm

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  1. a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over an extensive area during a period of drought over normally arable land (distinguished from sandstorm).
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Origin of dust storm

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called duster.
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Related Words

sandstorm, devil, duster, harmattan, khamsin, samiel, shaitan, simoom, sirocco

Examples from the Web for dust storm

Historical Examples

  • It had gone with the dust-storm and the tingle in the hot air.

    The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition

    Rudyard Kipling

  • It is said that most Australian towns are acquainted with the dust-storm.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • During a dust-storm everybody has the appearance of a toiling hodman.

  • At our next halting-place a dust-storm descended on our camp in the night.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • Very wonderful was the first experience of this Greenland dust-storm.

British Dictionary definitions for dust storm

dust storm

  1. a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust
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