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Definitions of sand

  1.   A single particle of such stone.
  2.   Various stones and other substances reduced to powder or fine particles, usually by the action of water, found in the beds of seas, rivers, and within the crust of the earth.
  3.   Fine particles of crushed or worn rocks:- pl. lands covered with sand: a sandy beach: moments of time, from the use of sand in the hour- glass.
  4.   Transparent, tasteless crystals found in nature as agate, amethyst, chalcedony, cristobalite, flint, sand, QUARTZ, and tridymite. The compound is insoluble in water or acids except hydrofluoric acid.
  5.   Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet.
  6.   To bury ( oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
  7.   To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
  8.   Sandy wastes.
  9.   To sprinkle or cover with sand.
  10.   To sprinkle with sand.
  11.   To drive upon the sand.
  12.   A granular rock- material finer than gravel and coarser than dust.
  13.   fortitude and determination; " he didn't have the guts to try it"
  14.   Fine particles of stone; land covered with sand.
  15.   The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
  16.   To sprinkle or mix with sand.
  17.   a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
  18.   Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide.
  19.   The fine detritus of quartz and other crystalline rocks.
  20.   ( informal) fortitude and determination; " he didn't have the guts to try it"
  21.   Any mass of fine particles of silicious stone, not strictly reduced to powder or dust.
  22.   To sprinkle with sand; to drive upon the sand.
  23.   Tracts of sand, like those forming the sea- shore or the deserts of Arabia; moments or hours.
  24.   Dry soil composed of fine particles of crushed or worn rock.
  25.   French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence ( 1804- 1876)
  26.   rub with sandpaper; " sandpaper the wooden surface"
  27.   Courage; pluck; grit.

Quotes of sand

  1. The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like. – Michael Badnarik
  2. To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. – William Blake
  3. Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand but we must build as if the sand were stone. – Jorge Luis Borges
  4. He behaved like an ostrich and put his head in the sand thereby exposing his thinking parts. – George Carman
  5. Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning. – Carol Ann Duffy
  6. I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand surprises me every time. – John Dyer
  7. If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand – Milton Friedman
  8. The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand – Nadine Gordimer
  9. Actually I think Art lies in both directions- the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand that kind of thing. – Peter Hammill
  10. They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand They danced by the light of the moon. – Edward Lear
  11. The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it. – James A. Lovell
  12. If you look at the various strategies available for dealing with a new technology, sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy. – Ralph Merkle
  13. And when we draw lines in the sand with regard to certain basic things that are vital to our interest and to the interest of democracy and our friends around the world, we have to be willing to back that up. – Fred Thompson
  14. We can put our head in the sand and continue to lose jobs overseas and to other states, or we can say, 'You know what? We are not going to lose another job from California, and we're going to be the very best place to start and grow a business.' So I'll be the chief sales officer for California businesses. – Meg Whitman

Usage examples for sand

  1. So all the robins filled their crops with the fine white sand then Robert Robin sat down to rest. ” – Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin by Ben Field
  2. You will, then, face about, step ten paces, and bury the money, which must be in thousand dollar bills, under a foot of sand – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  3. In some places the sand was higher than our car top. ” – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  4. Lay a bed of dry sand on the floor, two or three inches thick, put the roots upon it close together, with the top of one to the bottom of the next, and so on. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  5. They should come as fresh as possible, and come best, I believe, in a box of sand – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  6. It was the sort of day that used to make Ingeborg's heart lift up; now she saw nothing, felt nothing, except that the sand was deep. ” – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  7. The Sand Bank of the Holy Ghost. ” – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  8. Some of the sand went twenty miles high. ” – Sand Doom by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  9. The people took the fish in their hands and sat down on the sand and ate. ” – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre
  10. I've been watching you from across the room sand you make too pretty a picture as you are. ” – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  11. The moment I set eyes on you playing in the sand with your lead soldiers, I was sure of it! ” – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  12. She began to cry presently because the sand was deep. ” – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  13. Did you see- that letter- in the sand – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  14. The sand bank offered a comfortable seat. ” – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. He remained sitting, leaning forward on the sand staring intently at Helena. ” – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  16. “ They've got lead at the bottom, like the net, to keep them on the sand – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  17. We had a delightful camp, but had to be very careful not to drop things in the sand as they so quickly disappeared. ” – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  18. You will come into the desert alone with me, and the sand will close in upon you and keep you in the desert alone- with me! ” – Desert Love by Joan Conquest
  19. Of course young women think such things no lies, and never expect to be believed; but Ruthy has been brought up better, and need not attempt to throw sand into her godmother's eyes, whatever she does with the rest of the world. ” – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  20. It's more like fine sand than anything else. ” – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett

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