I want to describe a "volume(for lack of a better word)" of sand which was flung at someone. If it is thrown by hand, then it becomes a "handful of sand" but what if I use something else ? and the quantity is not a handful but more ?
e.g. The camel dug his limbs into the sand and that inadvertent motion flung a ______ of sand towards them.
It need not necessarily be a single word, but I could not find any other matching tag.