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Stratford, Texas
April 18, 1935

dust storm

n.
A severe windstorm that sweeps clouds of dust across an extensive area, especially in an arid region.

dust storm

n
1. (Physical Geography) a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust

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n.
a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over normally arable land during a period of drought (disting. from sandstorm).
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dust storm - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sanddust storm - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
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The dust storm, driving between them and the placid sky, parted for a moment and showed them the stars.
That others were at work he knew by the sound, and by the fact that he sometimes collided with them; otherwise they might as well not have been there, for in the blinding dust storm a man could not see six feet in front of his face.
Yearly, 2,000 to 3,000 million tons of dust are released into the air; according to Goudie, 20 to 30 million tons of that dust are then dispersed during an average dust storm, carrying dust around the world.
During that dust storm the Iraqis thought we couldn't see them any better than they could see us.
April 14 - The "Black Sunday" dust storm "turns day into night," destroys 5 million acres of wheat, and gives rise to the term "Dust Bowl".
Similarly, another seven vehicles were involved in a pile-up in Ghubra area of Bausher wilayat also due to a dust storm.
PESHAWAR -- Provincial Met office has forecast partly cloudy weather and dust storm for the provincial capital and adjoining districts in next 24 hours with chances of light rain in upper parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
For many it was the worst dust storm in recent years.
Summary: Phoenix has been struck by a powerful dust storm fuelled by dry conditions.
A giant dust storm is moving across the City of Phoenix, Ariz.
KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: A dust storm has hit Iraq's southwestern Province of Karbala in the early hours of Tuesday, causing 200 heavy breathing cases, especially among the elderly people and children, a health source said on Wednesday.