- n. alternative spelling of simoom.
- n. a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
“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.”
“It is of old a native of the East, sister of the tornado, the earthquake, and the simoon.”
“We will arrive in June, after the simoon, a suffocating wind that blows across the desert.”
“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.”
“As I wuz asayin 'along we went like fury, ther simoon chasing arter us.”
“Public and private opinion wilted before the simoon of calamitous report.”
“The simoon of shot and shell was over, and men and women and children crawled from their caves into the light of day.”
“Grace found herself wondering if the Arabian simoon, of which she had read, could possibly be deadlier.”
“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.”
“To poverty dire as that from which she had fled, except that it was unaccompanied by the horror of simoon and blizzard, of hot winds and cold.”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
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Choice words from Adair's translation of La Disparition
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