Definition of Dust bowl

1. Noun. A region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s.

Definition of Dust bowl

1. Proper noun. a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930s. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dust Bowl

dusky-footed woodrat
dusky salamander
dusky shark
dust asthma
dust bag
dust ball
dust bin
dust bins
dust bowl (current term)
dust bunnies
dust bunny
dust cell
dust cloth
dust cloud
dust coat
dust contamination
dust corpuscles
dust cover
dust devil
dust devils
dust jacket
dust jackets
dust mice

Literary usage of Dust bowl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Resource Conservation: Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"We did it in the first decades of this century, and reaped as our reward the Dust Bowl. We did it in the late 1960's and early 1970's—growing continuous row ..."

2. The Llano Estacado of the Us Southern High Plains: Environmental by Elizabeth Brooks (2000)
"In the end, what lifted the High Plains out of the dust bowl and the ... The ultimate toll of the dust bowl years is incalculable: 800 million metric tonnes ..."

3. Sustainability Issues for Resource Managers by Daniel L. Bottom, Gordon H. Reeves, Martha H. Brookes (1996)
"The pattern of Leopold's thinking on wolf management was reinforced by his more detached observation of the dust bowl phenomenon. ..."

4. Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis (2007)
"Leah's Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich During the 1930s Depression and in the midst of the dust bowl era, young Leah saves her family's farm. ..."

5. Population, Land Use, And Environment: Research Directions by Barbara Entwisle, Paul C. Stern (2005)
"Cunfer, G. 2002 Causes of the dust bowl. Chapter 7 in Past Time, ... Gutmann, MP, and G. Cunfer 1999 A New Look at the Causes of the dust bowl. ..."

6. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"... way underground to a series of springs here furnishes the only permanent water source in an area which at first glance appears to be an arid dust bowl. ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... comparable to the movement of dust bowl "Okies" to California and the migration of blacks from the rural South to the northern ghettos. ..."

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