Besides, the wind called the simoom raised such clouds of dust that whole caravans were sometimes buried in the sand.
This was soon after; and along with the morning light had come the cessation of the simoom.
I procured more than half a skin of water, and then returned to my own camel, which I had laid down beside of, during the simoom.
This great domain of the simoom has every diversity of surface.
All announced the approach of the pampero, that simoom of the prairies.
Indeed, every appearance warranted me in apprehending a simoom.
Seth or Typhon stands for the cold of winter, the simoom of the desert, or the "wind that blasts."
In Africa you have the upas, the fierce compound of simoom and tornado.
The simoom does not bend a hair on me, but you, the infidel one, are killed by it!
But you cannot know what simoom is like—simoom in the heart of the desert!
"hot, dry desert wind," 1790, from Arabic samum "a sultry wind," literally "poisonous," from samma "he poisoned," from sam "poison."