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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.

  • Benita Ferrero-Waldner in Reuters UK
    I remember the year I won on Wayward Lad taking great pleasure in the success because the runner-up, Fifty Dollars More, was a horse I'd been jocked off from Fred Winter's yard, because he was owned by Sheikh Ali Abu Khamsin who retained Richard... John Francome Dec 20, 2009 55650 73707 khanty I think we have to take a fresh look now at the relations, very important relations...... so we are open and we are looking forward to Khanty-Mansiysk for the first EU-Russia summit under President Medvedev. In every one of his speeches that he has...

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