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Definition of "dust devil" [dust devil]

  • A small whirlwind, usually of short duration, that swirls dust, debris, and sand to great heights. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dust devil" in a sentence
  • "The birds spun like a blue-black dust devil before resettling out of sight."
  • "He can brew a dust devil or a tornado or a hurricane, or make a drought or a ten-day downpour-but he can't fly or transmute wood into silver or light a fire magically."
  • ""One proper dust devil and a few grains of sand and we can put our symmetrical implosion into a pisspot," Foote said."
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