The pestilential winds of the east are described by various authors under various denominations; as harmattan, samiel, samium, syrocca, kamsin, seravansum. From Wordnik.com. [The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation] Reference
Like the samiel that sweeps o'er Arabia's sand. From Wordnik.com. [The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems] Reference
It will now be perceived that the fluid of the vortex, which we shall still term ether, is neither more nor less than the electric fluid, -- the mighty energising principle of space, -- the source of motion, -- the cause of magnetism, galvanism, light, heat, gravity, of the aurora, the lightning, the zodiacal light, of the tails and nebulosities of comets, of the great currents of our atmosphere, of the samiel, the hurricane, and the earthquake. From Wordnik.com. [Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence] Reference
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