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haboob

[huh-boob] /həˈbub/
noun
1.
a thick dust storm or sandstorm that blows in the deserts of North Africa and Arabia or on the plains of India.
Origin of haboob
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Arabic habūb a strong wind
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  • Somewhere over the desert, they get trapped in a large haboob, a storm of dust as fine as talc.

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