• WordNet 3.6
    • n samiel a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Samiel A hot and destructive wind that sometimes blows, in Turkey, from the desert. It is identical with the simoom of Arabia and the kamsin of Syria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n samiel The simoom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Samiel sā′mi-el the simoom.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Turk. sam-yeli,; Ar. samm, poison + Turk. yel, wind. Cf. Simoom
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Turk. samyeli—Ar. samm, poison, Turk. yel, wind.


In literature:

Caspar, who is a ranger in the service of Prince Ottokar of Bohemia, had sold himself to the demon Samiel.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
Caspar induced Max to go to the wolf's glen at midnight and obtain seven charmed balls from Samiel, the Black Huntsman.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Caspar then calls on Samiel, invoking him to allow him a few more years on earth.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
The simoon of Africa is the typhoon of China and the samiel of India.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Mahmud Samiel Barodi's part in the revolution of that year was a determining one in the course it took.
"Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

In news:

As the character Kaspar in Opera Atelier's Der Freischütz (The Marksman), which opened Oct 27 at the Elgin Theatre, he is the evil go-between the hero Max and the satanic Samiel.