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  • n. Plural form of simoon.


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  • Better one of the great sea-simoons blowing up out of the cold belly of the south, lashing be­fore it the motile isles and their dolphin herders until they seek refuge in lee of our atolls and stony peaks.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • Might not Har-hat at this hour be descending with his veterans, seasoned against the simoons of Arabia, upon Israel, demoralized in the storm?

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • 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

  • It may be but a subconscious after-vibration in our brain cells from the simoons, the choleras, and the pestilences of our tropical origin as a race.

    Preventable Diseases

  • Then the blinding storms roared on the plains, like the simoons on sandy Sahara;

    Legends of the Northwest

  • Nay, not quite all; for the secrets that the ancients held smothered within the folds of their stony silence were only such as nature revealed to them from her desert posts, -- the secrets of sunrises and starry nights and simoons that swept the sandy plain and of civilizations, the murmurs of whose rising and the crash of whose sudden overthrow, they needs must hear.

    How Deacon Tubman and Parson Whitney Kept New Year's And Other Stories

  • Had the experiment been commenced with the Crown resigning the nomination of one-half of the members, I think it would have been more prudent, and would have helped to keep alive those feelings of association with, and loyalty to, the Crown which I am fully certain the majority of the Canadians deeply feel; a phalanx of senators, removed from all the sinister influences of the periodical simoons common to all countries would thus have been retained, and the Governor-General would have had the power of calling the highest talent and patriotism to his councils, in those times of political excitement when the passions of electors are too likely to be enlisted in favour of voluble agitators, who have neither cash nor character to lose.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • "I do not intend to plead the cause of either hurricanes or simoons; but I contend that, if the wind sometimes terrifies us by disasters, we have, on the other hand, to be grateful for the infinite good it does.

    Willis the Pilot

  • We can talk about shipwrecks, pirates, simoons, cholera, sea serpents -- "



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