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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sirocco  \Si*roc"co\  (s[i^]*r[o^]k"k[-o]),  n. 
  In  general,  any  hot  dry  wind  of  cyclonic  origin,  blowing  from 
  arid  or  heated  regions,  including  the  desert  wind  of  Southern 
  California,  the  harmattan  of  the  west  coasts  of  Africa,  the 
  hot  winds  of  Kansas  and  Texas,  the  kamsin  of  Egypt,  the  leste 
  of  the  Madeira  Islands,  and  the  leveche  of  Spain. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sirocco  \Si*roc"co\,  n.;  pl  {Siroccos}.  [It.  sirocco,  scirocco, 
  Ar  shorug,  fr  sharq  the  rising  of  the  sun,  the  east,  fr 
  sharaca  to  rise  as  the  sun.  Cf  {Saracen}.] 
  An  oppressive,  relaxing  wind  from  the  Libyan  deserts,  chiefly 
  experienced  in  Italy,  Malta,  and  Sicily. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  windstorm  that  lifts  up  clouds  of  dust  or  sand  [syn:  {dust 
  storm},  {sandstorm}] 

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