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simoon:

see sandstormsandstorm,
strong dry wind blowing over the desert that raises and carries along clouds of sand or dust often so dense as to obscure the sun and reduce visibility almost to zero; also known as a duststorm.
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Simoom

 

a hot, dry, usually westerly or southwesterly wind in the deserts of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Simooms are violent squall-like winds of short duration and often carry large amounts of sand and dust. They are most common in spring and summer.

simoom

[sə′müm]
(meteorology)
A strong, dry, dust-laden desert wind which blows in the Sahara, Israel, Syria, and the desert of Arabia; its temperature may exceed 130°F (54°C), and the humidity may fall below 10.

simoom

, simoon
a strong suffocating sand-laden wind of the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
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With the word 'Gott', Max reaches a[prime], the improbable high point of this E flat aria, supported by the F[sharp] diminished seventh chord we have already begun associating with the dark forces at work in the opera (I will refer to this chord, for convenience, by its traditional designation, the Samiel chord).
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Ignaz Kirchner was a devilish Samiel and Gunther Groissbock a resonant Eremit, albeit dressed gaudily in white with sunglasses.
Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff simply told the story as it always has been told--no new insights, no interpretations except for the (superfluous) view of Annchen as a spinster in a mouse-gray dress and wire-framed glasses; the repulsive Wolfsschlucht-scene, during which Kaspar slaughtered an ox and then bathed in its blood, tearing out the animal's innards; and the fact that Samiel was played by a woman with a squeaky falsetto voice.