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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SIMOOM

But I'd as lief encounter a West India hurricane or a simoom.

This was soon after; and along with the morning light had come the cessation of the simoom.

This great domain of the simoom has every diversity of surface.

I dare not face it, any more than I would the blast of the simoom.

Indeed, every appearance warranted me in apprehending a Simoom.

It was in a gale of wind and a simoom of dust, but I greatly enjoyed it.

What a draught—flaming brimstone and a hot blast as of the simoom!

In Africa you have the upas, the fierce compound of simoom and tornado.

But you cannot know what simoom is like—simoom in the heart of the desert!

Like "Simoom," however, it should be highly effective on the stage.

WORD ORIGIN

"hot, dry desert wind," 1790, from Arabic samum "a sultry wind," literally "poisonous," from samma "he poisoned," from sam "poison."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SIMOOM

dust storm

noundust- or sand-carrying windstorm
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