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samiel

noun
  1. another word for simoom
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Word Origin for samiel

C17: from Turkish samyeli, from sam poisonous + yel wind
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Related Words for samiel

sandstorm, devil, duster, harmattan, khamsin, samiel, shaitan, simoom, sirocco

Examples from the Web for samiel

Historical Examples of samiel

  • The simoon of Africa is the typhoon of China and the samiel of India.

    Toilers of the Sea

    Victor Hugo

  • Simoon, typhoon, and samiel, are believed to be the names of demons.

  • The simoom, sirocco, samiel, and kamsin seem to be modifications of the same wind from the desert.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Agathe falls with a shriek, but is protected by her wreath, while Samiel directs the bullet to Caspar's heart.

    The Opera

    R.A. Streatfeild