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Definitions of sand

  1. French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence ( 1804- 1876)
  2. ( informal) fortitude and determination; " he didn't have the guts to try it"
  3. rub with sandpaper; " sandpaper the wooden surface"
  4. a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
  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. A single particle of such stone.
  7. The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
  8. Courage; pluck; grit.
  9. To sprinkle or cover with sand.
  10. To drive upon the sand.
  11. To bury ( oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
  12. To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
  13. Dry soil composed of fine particles of crushed or worn rock.
  14. To sprinkle or mix with sand.
  15. 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.
  16. To sprinkle with sand.
  17. Fine particles of stone; land covered with sand.
  18. A granular rock- material finer than gravel and coarser than dust.
  19. Sandy wastes.
  20. Tracts of sand, like those forming the sea- shore or the deserts of Arabia; moments or hours.
  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. 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.
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Usage examples for sand

  1. It's more like fine sand than anything else. – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The Sand Bank of the Holy Ghost. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  5. Did you see- that letter- in the sand? – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  6. 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
  7. He remained sitting, leaning forward on the sand, staring intently at Helena. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The sand- bank offered a comfortable seat. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. Some of the sand went twenty miles high. – Sand Doom by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  13. 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
  14. In some places the sand was higher than our car top. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
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