A windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
"It was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
Italian: scirocco =
the south-east wind
; (from Arabic)
Arabic: sharaga = (the sun) arose <-needs transliteration into Arabic script->
to southeasterly wind on the Mediterranean that originates in the
and adjacent North African regions.
1814 George Gordon, Lord Byron
But come, the board is spread ; our silver lamp / Is trimm'd, and heeds not the sorocco's damp.
A draft of hot air from an artificial source of heat.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
, Random House, ISBN 0609608444, page 113:
In the hearth at the north wall a large fire cracked and lisped, flushing the room with a dry
that caused frozen skin to tingle.