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  • n  an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring

  • Moving up out of the desert each spring and fall, the khamsin is an ill wind that blows no one in the Middle East any good.
  • While the khamsin was blowing itself out, the British discussed rumors that Marshal Rommel had been recalled, possibly to command an army on the Eastern Front.
  • The khamsin is a baleful wind that flares out of the deserts, drying out the land and the people until the flesh fairly crackles.
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  • Benita Ferrero-Waldner in Reuters UK
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