A loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from the erosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches, riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts
(1804–76), French novelist; pseudonym of Amandine-Aurore Lucille Dupin, Baronne Dudevant. Her earlier novels, including Lélia (1833), portray women’s struggles against conventional morals; she later wrote a number of pastoral novels, such as La Mare au diable (1846). Sand had a ten-year affair with Chopin
she ran across the sand
A stratum of sand or soft sandstone containing deposits of natural gas, especially in amounts that support commercial exploitation.
Geology. Sand containing particles of iron ore, typically magnetite.
A deposit of loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing petroleum or other hydrocarbons
Excavated sand, as opposed to sand from a river bed, the sea bed, or a beach.
A type of sand having coarse grains resembling rice.
A container of heated sand, used in a laboratory to supply uniform heating
A small wild cat with a plain yellow to grayish coat, a dark-ringed tail, and large eyes, of the deserts of North Africa and southwestern Asia
A crab that lives on or burrows in sand, especially one related to fiddler and ghost crabs
A small flatfish that is found in the Pacific coastal waters of America
A small elongated marine fish that lives in shallow waters of the northern hemisphere, often found burrowing in the sand
Another term for beach flea.
A small fox with long ears and a thick coat, living in desert and steppe areas from Morocco to Afghanistan
A sand wedge
Another term for sandy.
A digger wasp that excavates its burrow in sandy soil and then catches prey with which to furnish it. Sand wasps typically have an abdomen with a very long and slender “waist.”
A deposit of sand impregnated with bitumen
Sand of a black or very dark colour, typically consisting of particles of lava or iron-rich minerals; specifically such sand on beaches in New Zealand.
Small calcified concretions situated within or near the pineal body.
Sand suitable for use as facing.
A type of fine white sand used for household purposes, as scouring, blotting ink, etc.
Sand collected from the bed of a river or stream, for use in gardening, manufacturing, etc.
In plural a sandbank by a river.
A model of a castle built out of sand, typically by children
A dwarf North American wild cherry
A vertical fissure in the wall of a horse’s hoof, originating at the top of the hoof
A flattened sea urchin that lives partly buried in sand, feeding on detritus
A filter used in water purification and consisting of layers of sand arranged with coarseness of texture increasing downward
Another term for beach flea.
Another term for sand eel.
A small, ground-dwelling Old World lizard favoring heathland or sandy areas
A gregarious swallowlike bird with dark brown and white plumage, excavating nest holes in sandy banks and cliffs near water
A migratory African and Asian plover, typically small in size and resembling a ringed plover without black on the breast
A voracious, brown-spotted shark of tropical Atlantic waters
A relief model in sand used to explain military tactics and plan campaigns
(More fully sand tiger shark) = grey nurse.
A heavy, lofted iron with a flange on the bottom, used for hitting the ball out of sand
A wind-driven three-wheeled vehicle with a sail, used for racing on beaches
A fine white sand used in gardening
Sand which may be packed tightly around a pattern to form a mould for molten metal or (less commonly) clay; any sand of this consistency.
= singing sand.
Fine dry sand sprinkled on to a mating surface of a mould to prevent adhesion of the mould surfaces and of the sand in each half of the mould.
A stratum of rock underlying the Portland limestone, above the Kimmeridge clay.
Any of various kinds of flatfish associated with sandy seabeds; now especially (US) the windowpane flounder, Scophthalmus aquosus, (NZ) the New Zealand flounder, Rhombosolea plebeia of the southwest Pacific (family Pleuronectidae), and members of the family Paralichthyidae.
An American Indian ceremonial art form, important among the Navajo and Pueblo peoples, using colored sands, used especially in connection with healing ceremonies
An area of desert in northeastern Africa, on the border between Libya and Egypt
A well consisting of a pipe with a solid steel point and lateral perforations near the end, which is driven into the earth until groundwater is reached, when a suction pump is applied to the upper end
Without reliable foundations or any real substance