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dust bowl

A region reduced to aridity by drought and dust storms.

[After the Dust Bowl, region in the south-central US that was stricken with drought in the 1930s.]
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dust bowl

(Physical Geography) a semiarid area in which the surface soil is exposed to wind erosion and dust storms occur

Dust Bowl

(Placename) the Dust Bowl the area of the south central US that became denuded of topsoil by wind erosion during the droughts of the mid-1930s
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Dust′ Bowl`

1. the region in the S central U.S. that suffered from dust storms in the 1930s.
2. (l.c.) any region subject to dust storms.
[1935–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dust Bowl - a region subject to dust stormsdust bowl - a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
Great Plains, Great Plains of North America - a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
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Emphasizing government and individual responses to the Dust Bowl, Hurt has assembled 73 documents on the drought and wind erosion that plagued the southern Great Plains in the US during the 1930s.
In addition to his work in education, David was also the author of many teacher reference books, as well as The Dust Bowl, 'Til All the Stars Have Fallen: Canadian Poems for Children, Molly Whuppie and the Giant and many more.
Right, dust bowl left after aqueduct was used to drain water from Owens Lake, California
The reality of loss and hardship seen through a young child's eyes, relates to us the dark days of drought that created the historic Dust Bowl Era of the early 1930s.
There will be events held June 11-14, includinga pint night at the bowling alley that shares its name with the brewery, Dust Bowl, 421 NW 10th St.<br />The brewery is bringing Hops of Wrath IPA, California Line Vanilla Pale Ale, Therapist Imperial IPA, Taco Truck Lager, and Taco Truck Amber.<br />Tate said the top sellers are Hops of Wrath, Taco Truck Lager, and the Therapist, which has a 12-percent alcohol content by weight.<br />"It's the best therapist you'll ever need," Tate said.<br />The company will enter the market with bottles and draft beer, and expand into cans in 2019.
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The classic modernist literary work of the American Dust Bowl is of course The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck's 1939 novel about the impoverished Joad family of Oklahoma migrating to California as climate refugees.
Capitol, the old Paragon Printing building, owned by Central Arkansas Water, and the Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge at 315 E.
Through a series of letters she finds, Adri learns of Catherine, who is struggling to survive the Dust Bowl in 1934 with her mother and young sister, Beezie, who suffers from dust pneumonia.
Does this relate at all to the cause of the Dust Bowl, when vast stands of native grass were turned to plant wheat?
John Heyer, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Dust Bowl, Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme-Australia, Murray Valley Development League (MVDL)