sirocco

Part of speech: noun

The simoom; so called around the Mediterranean.

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Usage examples "sirocco":

  1. It was a sultry, headachey sort of morning, with a hot sirocco that stirred the bunting on the flagstaffs. - "Mortal Coils", Aldous Huxley.
  2. A sirocco- like breeze from the southwest whirled into eddies the clouds of germ- laden dust stirred up by the automobiles, blowing their skirts against their legs, and sometimes they were forced to turn, clinging to their hats, confused and giggling, conscious of male glances. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. At sunset that day a fierce sirocco arose, accompanied by thunder and lightning, such as is seldom seen during the winter season. - "The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)", Florence A. Thomas Marshall.