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harmattan


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harmattan  \Har*mat"tan\,  n.  [F.  harmattan,  prob.  of  Arabic 
  origin.] 
  A  dry,  hot  wind,  prevailing  on  the  Atlantic  coast  of  Africa, 
  in  December,  January,  and  February,  blowing  from  the  interior 
  or  Sahara.  It  is  usually  accompanied  by  a  haze  which  obscures 
  the  sun. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harmattan 
  n  :  a  dusty  wind  from  the  Sahara  that  blows  toward  the  W  coast 
  of  Africa  during  the  winter 




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