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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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Simoons FJ (1978) Traditional use and avoidance of foods of animal origin: a culture historical view.
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Nelwan SP, Kors JA, Meij SH, van Bemmel JH, Simoons ML.
Bertrand ME, Simoons ML, Fox KA, Wallentin LC, Hamm CW, McFadden E, et al; Task Force on the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes of the European Society of Cardiology.
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Thygesen K, Alpert JS, Jaffe AS, Simoons ML, Chaitman BR, White HD; the Writing Group on behalf of the Joint ESC/ACCF/AHA/WHF Task Force for the Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction.
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