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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.
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dust storm

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

or dust′storm`,


n.
a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over normally arable land during a period of drought (disting. from sandstorm).
[1875–80]
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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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dust storm

ntempesta di sabbia
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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.
After that first detected occurrence, however, no other radio evidence of thunderbolts had been found in dust storms on Mars.
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar National Library (QNL) organised a fascinating talk, titled 'Dust Storms from Mars and Titan to Qatar', at the monthly meeting of the Science Book Forum recently.
Nicholas Middleton from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, discussed the unique phenomena of dust storms that occur in deserts, sharing with participants their origin, evolution and how they have shaped Qatar's landscape and environment.
Qatar National Library Organizes Lecture on Far Ranging Effect of Dust Storms
"The parliament has proposed to allocate financial aid from national development fund to solve the environmental issues, including controlling dust storms and preserving lakes and wetlands.
due to anti incroachment operation drivem , a big negligence District Administration Mirpurkhas no any environment safety measures imlements resulting , Dust storms like the one that bacteria with viruses that will attack the human body.
He said that the problem of dust storms is an extra-territorial issue, adding that most of the pollution comes to Iran from the neighboring states.
Southeasterly to northeasterly wind with speed of 20 to 30km/hr, reaching 45km/hr at times will cause dust storms. The sea will be moderate maybe rough at times during daytime in the Arabian Sea and moderate in Gulf of Oman," the official said.
Bad weather conditions caused by dust storms KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- Sea navigation to and from the country's three major ports has been halted due to bad weather conditions caused by dust storms and heavy winds, Kuwait Port Authority announced Thursday.