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wind erosion

[wind] /wɪnd/
the erosion, transportation, and deposition of topsoil by the wind, especially in dust storms.
Origin of wind erosion
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sastrugi, only six inches high, seen on the 26th, showed the effects of wind-erosion exquisitely.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The upper part of Ladder Chine shows an interesting example of wind-erosion.

  • There were monstrous, many-colored cliffs and mesas, every one eaten at in the unmistakable fashion of wind-erosion.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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