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- n. Alternative spelling of khamsin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hot southwesterly wind in Egypt, coming from the Sahara.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See khamsin.
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Going out one morning I met unexpectedly the scorching breath of the kamsin wind, and fearing that I should faint under the horrible sensations which it caused, I returned to my rooms.
The pestilential winds of the east are described by various authors under various denominations; as harmattan, samiel, samium, syrocca, kamsin, seravansum.