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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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Kandler, K, and Coauthors, 2009: Size distribution, mass concentration, chemical and mineralogical composition and derived optical parameters of the boundary layer aerosol at Tinfou, Morocco, during SAMUM 2006.
Tote: 8-13 Montjeu, 9-4 Sinndar, 9-1 Samum, 12-1 Volvoreta, 14-1 Egyptband.
Even though he had also won an Eclipse Stakes on the run to Longchamp, that blinkered runner was not as smart as Samum, whose 32-year-old trainer Andreas Schutz twice rode the winner of the Moet & Chandon Silver Magnum at Epsom.
Ladbrokes: 4-7 Montjeu, 4-1 Sinndar, 8-1 Samum, 10-1 Volvereta, 14-1 Egyptband, 16-1 Endless Hall, 20-1 Love Divine, Mutamam, Daliapour, Sobieski, 25-1 Melikah, Greek Dance, Mutafaweq, 33-1 bar.
Ridden by Andrasch Starke, the impressive Samum (5-2) was extending his unbeaten record to five wins in as many starts.
With the Deutsches Derby and Grosser Preis von Baden hero Samum in his first crop, allied to a remarkably high percentage of winners to foals, he began to attract notice, and before long he was receiving patronage from leading breeders outside Germany.
GERMAN tough guy Samum put himself right into the Arc de Triomphe picture with a brave and brilliant win in the Grosser Preis von Baden yesterday.
"Kirwa and the KDF battalion will bank their hopes on World and Commonwealth 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri, who is taking part at the Nationals for the first time, to end their two-decade drought.Obiri, who is also the Africa 5,00m champion and 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallist, sealed her fourth KDF title on Friday and will be seeking for support from stable mate experienced Perin Nenkampi, Irene Kimais, Deborah Samum, Dorcas Kimeli and Caroline Chepkemoi.
The Mario Hofer-trained colt faces stiff opposition from last year's Deutsches Derby winner Waldpark, a son of Dubawi, and fellow Group 1 scorers Durban Thunder (by Samum) and Zazou (Shamardal).
He take on British-based Daliapour and Fruits Of Love, while the top local hope is the unbeaten filly Samum.
Thika's Irena Kamais overtook Nenkampi in the third lap but failed to bridge the close to 400m gap put by the trail-blazing Obiri.Kamais settled second in 33:01.6 followed by Deborah Samum (Moi Airbase).
THE industry has looked upon German champion sire Monsun as an invaluable outcross for some years now and, as a result, hopes have been high for high-profile sons such as Manduro, Shirocco and Samum to succeed at stud.