simoon

NOUN
  1. a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
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How To Use simoon In A Sentence

  • Public and private opinion wilted before the simoon of calamitous report. Hidden Treasures Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail
  • It is of old a native of the East, sister of the tornado, the earthquake, and the simoon. The Last Man
  • The simoon of shot and shell was over, and men and women and children crawled from their caves into the light of day. The Land We Live In The Story of Our Country
  • I kept my eyes fixed on the window, but the wolf drew his head back, and a whole myriad of little specks seems to come blowing in through the broken window, and wheeling and circling round like the pillar of dust that travellers describe when there is a simoon in the desert. Dracula
  • We will arrive in June, after the simoon, a suffocating wind that blows across the desert. Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe
  • This matter of sand falling seems to suggest conventional explanation enough, or that a simoon, heavily charged with terrestrial sand, had obscured the sun, but Mr. Murray, who says that he had had experience with simoons, gives his opinion that "it cannot have been a simoon. The Book of the Damned
  • What is celebrated is the first of the hot simoon winds which last fifty days, and apparently the day for their commencement is most accurately gauged. The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"
  • Grace found herself wondering if the Arabian simoon, of which she had read, could possibly be deadlier. Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert
  • And then slowly, implacably, the weather changed, the desert began its insidious creep, the simoon started to scour the land and the hills with its harsh dragon's breath.
  • From this soil sprouts stately guitar arpeggios and hesitant piano refrains that occasionally meet billowing dark ambient winds and shrivel up like a flower of the desert that senses a simoon coming from afar.
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