Word Origin for simoom
Examples from the Web for simoom
After that she could be irritated but she could not be depressed by Aunt Bessie's simoom of questioning.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
And his breath failed him, his throat was parched, his face burned as with the simoom wind, his legs were trembling under him.Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
Then the tent walls began again to flap in the returning gusts, and announced that the worst of the simoom had gone by.Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
This sort of epistle came upon the marchese like the simoom.
Perhaps the full blast of the simoom may last an hour—perhaps two or even three hours.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania |Jewett Castello Gilson
Word Origin and History for simoom
"hot, dry desert wind," 1790, from Arabic samum "a sultry wind," literally "poisonous," from samma "he poisoned," from sam "poison."