dust storm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dust storm a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
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  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years of college.”


In literature:

It was a glorious morning, the dust being washed away by the storm, and everything looking beautifully fresh and green in the sunshine.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
We had a horrible evening of dust-storms and hurricanes, and were dreadfully afraid of the tent being blown down.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The cavalry disappeared to the right in a storm of yellow dust.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Never had any of us experienced such a dust storm.
"With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia" by Anonymous
The dust storms don't begin till May.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
We planned constant dust storms for Venus.
"Question of Comfort" by Les Collins
In this case, however, their disappearance is due largely to the dust storms that little by little are burying them.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
There came a day, however, when they were overtaken by a dreadful dust storm.
"The Cat and the Mouse"
Our habitation was now the open field, drenched in a dust storm that blew constantly.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
Another heavy dust storm, followed by thunder and heavy rain.
"With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)" by Charles Richard Newdigate Burne
I only remember the dust-storm.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
No sign of canals, but Pat says that's because of the dust storm down below.
"The Dope on Mars" by John Michael Sharkey
We hoped for a shower, but were disappointed by a dust-storm, which ended with a few heavy drops.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
I make the dust storms.
"Mr. Punch Awheel"
On the earth, if noticed at all, it would have been called a dust storm.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Suddenly a tremendous storm blew up, whirling around the dust in columns, and a monster appeared who had the figure of an ogre.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
It had been blowing a dust-storm all day, and on that account I hardly expected Gilmour, but now there was no doubt.
"James Gilmour of Mongolia" by James Gilmour
Such dust storms occur only in certain spring months.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
These sand-storms are generally followed by heavy showers, which completely lay the dust.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate

In poetry:

The endless dust-storm of troubles
cuts off news and letters;
the frontier passes are perilous,
travel nearly impossible.
"Passing The Night At Headquarters" by Du Fu
Remote they burn whose dread array
Glows from the dark a dust of fire;
Unheard the storm of Rigel's ire,
A grain of light Arcturus' day.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
"Then I remember'd how I went,
In Joppa, through the public street,
One morn when the sirocco spent
Its storms of dust with burning heat;
"Saint Brandan" by Matthew Arnold
They are not to be pitied but very fortunate; they need no
savior, salvation comes and takes them by force,
It gathers them into the great kingdoms of dust and stone, the
blown storms, the stream's-end ocean.
"Meditation On Saviors" by Robinson Jeffers
"Vain were the toiling of men in the dust of the dry land,
Vain were the ploughing and planting in waterless fields,
Save for the life-giving currents we send from the sky land,
Save for the fruit our embrace with the storm-cloud yields."
"Sierra Madre" by Henry Van Dyke
May set in with a dust-storm, — Pagett went down with the sun.
All the delights of the season tickled him one by one.
Imprimis — ten day's "liver" — due to his drinking beer;
Later, a dose of fever —slight, but he called it severe.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Another Dust Storm Blankets Phoenix.
Heads up Ahwatukee, Chandler: Dust storm on the way.
Dust storm near Arizona Avenue.
Researcher studies dust storm health effects.
Those of you who didn't see Mondays storm now have a chance to catch all the action, dust free.
Videos are all over YouTube featuring Mondays dust storm .
Lubbock Goes Dark As Dust Storm Swallows City.
Some pretty incredible videos have emerged from Monday night's dust storm in Texas, the biggest dust storm in the United States in decades.
Dust storm or haboob moves into Lubbock, Texas on October 17.
Everything is bigger in Texas including droughts and now a dust storm .
PHOENIX (AP) — A blinding dust storm has caused three different pileups Tuesday along a major interstate in Arizona, killing one man and injuring more than 15 other people.
Here comes the Dust Storm .
Watching the dust storm slowly coming in to the central Phoenix area.
A dust storm rolls into the Phoenix area Monday evening, on July 18.
Valley fever cases likely to increase after Phoenix dust storm .

In science:

On Mars, the existence of electrical discharges generated by dust storms is an intriguing possibility.
T.I.P.O. (Tesla Interferometric Planetary Observer)