hot wind

hot wind

[′hät ¦wind]
(meteorology)
General term for winds characterized by intense heat and low relative humidity, such as summertime desert winds or an extreme foehn.
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The hot wind beating in my face made me think--without any connection that I can trace of a summer day in Kentucky, of a meadow that seemed as big as the ocean to the very little girl walking through the grass, which was higher than her waist.
Was it only the hot wind that wrung from him these demonstrations of discomfort?
Now and again they asked some question of the Eaters of Flesh across the river, but all the news was bad, and the roaring hot wind of the Jungle came and went between the rocks and the rattling branches, and scattered twigs, and dust on the water.
The green growths in the sides of the ravines burned up to broken wires and curled films of dead stuff; the hidden pools sank down and caked over, keeping the last least footmark on their edges as if it had been cast in iron; the juicy-stemmed creepers fell away from the trees they clung to and died at their feet; the bamboos withered, clanking when the hot winds blew, and the moss peeled off the rocks deep in the Jungle, till they were as bare and as hot as the quivering blue boulders in the bed of the stream.
The clouds of white dust that blew up the street, the gusts of hot wind that withered his vegetable garden, never disturbed his calm.
A hot wind knocked him senseless and red fire singed his fur.
How many a time had he longed for that moment and thought of her far away under hot winds and in weary marches, gentle and happy, kindly ministering to the wants of old age, and decorating poverty with sweet submission-- as he saw her now.
Full crop insurance coverage shall be granted to farmer-beneficiaries whose losses include those resulting from natural calamities such as typhoon, flood, drought, earthquake, volcanic eruption, frost and other destructive natural phenomena such as heat and hot wind.
What it means is that tonight a Santa Ana will begin to blow, a hot wind from the northeast whining down through the Cajon and San Gorgonio Passes, blowing up sandstorms out along Route 66, drying the hills and the nerves to the flash point.
A hot wind known as the Calima often transports a mixture of dust and sand from the Sahara to the Canary Islands, which are fewer than 300 miles from the world's largest desert.
Lyn Ford; HOT WIND, BOILING RAIN; Parkhurst Brothers Publishers (Children's: Young Adult Fiction) 12.
Part of that is trying to keep the hot wind out of the stadium.