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See simoom.

[Turkish samyeli, from Ottoman Turkish sām yeli : Arabic sāmm, poisonous, poisonous thing, active participle of samma, to poison; see simoom + Ottoman Turkish yeli, its wind (yel, wind from Old Turkic yé⋮l + -i, suffix indicating possession by a third person singular possessor, from Old Turkic).]
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(Physical Geography) another word for simoom
[C17: from Turkish samyeli, from sam poisonous + yel wind]
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Noun1.samiel - a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africasamiel - a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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Dr Ovo Samiel, a medical practitioner with a private hospital in Warri, has advised people with pains in the lower right abdomen or navel to go for a check-up to avoid appendicitis.
The thumbnail pictures of the opera's characters, from satanic Samiel to winsome heroine Agathe, were skilfully woven into the musical fabric making for an exciting ten minutes.
In the memorial organised for the late rapper in April, his brother, Samiel Asghedom told the crowd about the eviction.
Caption: Mother Isamar holds her child, Saniel, age 9 months, as her husband, Samiel, mixes concrete at their makeshift home in San Isidro, Puerto Rico, in December.
(8) The latter, confronted with the term, would first think of the musical genre of melodrama (or Melodram, in its original German), characterized by spoken dialogue performed over an orchestral "soundtrack." First developed in the latter part of the 18th century at the court of Frederick the Great, where the Bohemian composer Georg Anton Benda (1722-95) was its most masterful practitioner, musical melodrama recreated itself for a while within the confines of the early 19th-century German operatic tradition as a special-effects technique reserved for particularly spooky moments in the plot, such as the grave-digging scene in Beethoven's Fidelio (1814) and a phantasmagoric encounter with the Black Huntsman Samiel in Weber's Der Freischiitz (1821)--to name the two most famous examples.
Gustav Andeassen (Wise Hermit), Curtis Sullivan (Samiel), Michael Nyby (Killian/Prince Ottokar) and Olivier Laquerre (Kuno) ably rounded out the cast.
Assisting the senior coaches are coach assistants Samiel Saniforth and Charlotte Phillips.