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si·moom

 (sĭ-mo͞om′) also si·moon (-mo͞on′)
n.
A strong, hot, sand-laden wind of the Sahara and Arabian Deserts: "Stephen's heart had withered up like a flower of the desert that feels the simoom coming from afar" (James Joyce). Also called samiel.

[Arabic samūm, from samma, to poison, from Aramaic sammā, drug, poison; see śmm in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.simoon - a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africasimoon - 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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I kept my eyes fixed on the window, but the wolf drew his head back, and a whole myriad of little specks seems to come blowing in through the broken window, and wheeling and circling round like the pillar of dust that travellers describe when there is a simoon in the desert.
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Jonathan Portman's veteran should be primed after an eyecatching third to Simoon at Windsor.
The partnership has additional entries later in the afternoon and the meeting could prove to be fruitful as Simoon bids for a hat trick in the 1539 Handicap later on the card; the horse has already been successful at Chelmsford and Windsor this season.
Tote Win: PS4.40; Places: PS1.30, PS1.30, PS9.70; Tote Exacta: PS13.60; Tote Trifecta: PS433.00; CSF: PS10.64; Placepot: PS7.10; Quadpot: PS5.60; 8.20 1 Simoon (IRE) Oisin Murphy Evens Fav; 2 Petrastar 6-1; 3 Balmoral Castle 33-1.
Tote Trifecta: PS13.50 4.40: RED FORCE ONE (M Harley 5-1) 1; Swiss Storm (12-1) 2; Come On Come On (5-1) 3; Simoon 4-1f.
6.00 BEYOND REASON 6.30 BOUCLIER 7.00 RED MIST 7.30 INSURGENCE 8.00 SIMOON 8.30 THE WAY YOU DANCE 9.00 MAGIC MIRROR
Left to right, Irena Watson 12, Millie MacDonald 13, mirren wood 12 Simoon Pun 13, and Tiana Robbins 13 from Queen Victoria School, Dunblane.
Simoon, "Delayed diagnosis of dirofilariasis and complex ocular surgery, Russia," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.
Box 5000, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada B2G 2W5; (2) Salmon Coast Field Station, Simoon Sound, British Columbia, Canada; (3) British Columbia Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada; (4) Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Simoon Longley, of Fenay bridge, has been handed a Pride in the Job award from the National house Building Council for his work overseeing construction work at a Taylor Wimpey development at Lindley Moor Road, Huddersfield.
'We are optimistic because reports suggest most of the monuments and ancient sites have been left undamaged by the NATO bombing,' Simoon's managing director Amelia Stewart said.