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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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

simoom

, simoon
a strong suffocating sand-laden wind of the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Simoons, geografo cultural: su obra, traducido por Francesc Nadal i Pique.
(48.) Heeschen C, Dimmeler S, Fichtlscherer S, Hamm CW, Berger J, Simoons ML, et al.
Not only are they wide-ranging in their choice of foods, but concern with the excellence of food is found in all segments of society and is reflected in the common greeting "Have you eaten already?" Indeed some have noted that food is not only a common topic of conversation, but often the dominant one" (Simoons 1991, 14).
Simoons, Food in China: A Cultural and Historic Perspective (Caldwell, N.J.: The Telford Press), 218.
Besides this biological heritage, food preferences, avoidances and taboos may be the result of sociocultural and economic relations within a social framework (Grivetti, 1978; Simoons, 1978; Walker, 1995; MacBeth and Lawry, 1997).
9-40; Simoons 3-11, 297-325; Goody 10-39 and esp 17-33; Douglas, "Standard Social Uses of Food: Introduction," passim, in Douglas 1984.
According to scholar Frederick Simoons, author of the classic Eat Not This Flesh, the people of the Egyptian city Cynopolis long ago fought a civil war against their neighbors from Oxyrhynchus.
Maartin Simoons, who chaired GUSTO-IV-ACS and also served as vice chair of the task force that created the new guidelines.
Citations for the preceding indented quotations: Trinity County: Bartlett [1940, 190, 199, 205]; Shasta County: Colby [1982, 60]; Lake County: Simoons [1953, 364]; Santa Clara County: Foote [1888, 121]; Kern County: Morgan [1914, 65]; Santa Barbara County: Mason [1883, 135]; San Joaquin County: San Joaquin Co.
[13] Oliver MF, de Feyter PJ, Lubsen JI, Pocock S, Simoons M, for the MAAS Study Group.