>Apparently I'm making up vocabulary in my sleep now. In my bedside >notebook today I find the following notation from last night: > > 4 3/9/14 >A "blint" is a short, fierce sandstorm in which visibility drops to >zero. Term originated w/ Human colonists on Mars in 21st century. > >Not to be confused w/ the 10-day ones. Those are caparnawallahs. > >(Shepard knows this.)
Poking around in the back threads last night, I ran across this one and realized that the event at the beginning of The Martian is totally a blint.
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