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sand US English

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

Sand, George US English

(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

sand US Thesaurus

she ran across the sand

gas sand US English

A stratum of sand or soft sandstone containing deposits of natural gas, especially in amounts that support commercial exploitation.

iron sand US English

Geology. Sand containing particles of iron ore, typically magnetite.

oil sand US English

A deposit of loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing petroleum or other hydrocarbons

pit sand US English

Excavated sand, as opposed to sand from a river bed, the sea bed, or a beach.

rice sand US English

A type of sand having coarse grains resembling rice.

sand bath US English

A container of heated sand, used in a laboratory to supply uniform heating

sand cat US English

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

sand crab US English

A crab that lives on or burrows in sand, especially one related to fiddler and ghost crabs

sand dab US English

A small flatfish that is found in the Pacific coastal waters of America

sand eel US English

A small elongated marine fish that lives in shallow waters of the northern hemisphere, often found burrowing in the sand

sand flea US English

Another term for beach flea.

sand fox US English

A small fox with long ears and a thick coat, living in desert and steppe areas from Morocco to Afghanistan

sand iron US English

A sand wedge

sand tart US English

Another term for sandy.

sand wasp US English

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.”

tar sand US English

A deposit of sand impregnated with bitumen

black sand US English

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.

brain sand US English

Small calcified concretions situated within or near the pineal body.

facing sand US English

Sand suitable for use as facing.

house sand US English

A type of fine white sand used for household purposes, as scouring, blotting ink, etc.

river sand1 US English

Sand collected from the bed of a river or stream, for use in gardening, manufacturing, etc.

river sand2 US English

In plural a sandbank by a river.

sand castle US English

A model of a castle built out of sand, typically by children

sand cherry US English

A dwarf North American wild cherry

sand crack US English

A vertical fissure in the wall of a horse’s hoof, originating at the top of the hoof

sand dollar US English

A flattened sea urchin that lives partly buried in sand, feeding on detritus

sand filter US English

A filter used in water purification and consisting of layers of sand arranged with coarseness of texture increasing downward

sand hopper US English

Another term for beach flea.

sand lance US English

Another term for sand eel.

sand lizard US English

A small, ground-dwelling Old World lizard favoring heathland or sandy areas

sand martin US English

A gregarious swallowlike bird with dark brown and white plumage, excavating nest holes in sandy banks and cliffs near water

sand plover US English

A migratory African and Asian plover, typically small in size and resembling a ringed plover without black on the breast

sand shark US English

A voracious, brown-spotted shark of tropical Atlantic waters

sand table US English

A relief model in sand used to explain military tactics and plan campaigns

sand tiger US English

(More fully sand tiger shark) = grey nurse.

sand wedge US English

A heavy, lofted iron with a flange on the bottom, used for hitting the ball out of sand

sand yacht US English

A wind-driven three-wheeled vehicle with a sail, used for racing on beaches

silver sand US English

A fine white sand used in gardening

moulding sand US English

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.

musical sand US English

= singing sand.

parting sand US English

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.

Portland sand US English

A stratum of rock underlying the Portland limestone, above the Kimmeridge clay.

sand flounder US English

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.

sand painting US English

An American Indian ceremonial art form, important among the Navajo and Pueblo peoples, using colored sands, used especially in connection with healing ceremonies

Great Sand Sea US English

An area of desert in northeastern Africa, on the border between Libya and Egypt

sand point well US English

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

built upon/on sand US English

Without reliable foundations or any real substance

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