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Jul 19, 2007
This week's theme
Words from the writing of Judge Bruce M. Selya

This week's words
aposematic
pleochroic
pastiche
haboob
resipiscent

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haboob

(huh-BOOB) Pronunciation Sound Clip

noun: A violent dust storm or sandstorm, especially in Sudan.

[From Arabic habub (strong wind).]

"What appellant labors to portray as a robust haboob is not even a gentle zephyr. The house, we think, is sturdy enough to withstand the prevailing winds."
Excerpt from opinion of the court (Selya, J.) in Aoude v. Mobil Oil Corp. 1988.

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