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  • n  a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps

  • The foehn is a warm, dry wind that tumbles, sometimes with landslide suddenness, down the northern slopes of the Bavarian Alps.
  • In Munich, as in Los Angeles, most residents are convinced that the foehn causes general lassitude, irrational behavior, suicides and an increase in crime.
  • Spindler could see that the body had been naturally mummified -- quickly dehydrated by icy winds or perhaps by the foehn, the warm, dry North African wind that sweeps across the .

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