The heat was increasing and the desert winds brought the "khamsin" or duststorms.
Alexandria on our return was dimmed in the heat and choking in the sand clouds of a khamsin.
khamsin (fifty), a hot sand wind which blows in Egypt from the desert for fifty days, chiefly before and after the month of May.
It was another very hot day, with a khamsin blowing, and the hard, shelterless hill-sides were a poor place to spend it on.
The khamsin blows for a certain number of days in April, May, and the first half of June.
O effendi, shall the camel-driver laugh when the camels are lost in the khamsin and the water-bottle is empty?
Give a man the egotism of grief, and eloquence, and popularity, and he'll cut as sharp as the khamsin wind.
Their delay had been caused in part by the khamsin wind, and in part by their sluggish movements.
During the night a khamsin wind began to blow, though lightly as was to be expected at this season of the year.
Occasionally this crop is damaged by hot blasts—“khamsin winds”—which shrivel the bean, especially if they occur when it is soft.