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Sand meaning

sand - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. fortitude and determination; " he didn't have the guts to try it"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A single particle of such stone.
  4. 4. The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Courage; pluck; grit.
  7. 7. To sprinkle or cover with sand.
  8. 8. To drive upon the sand.
  9. 9. To bury ( oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
  10. 10. To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
  11. 11. Fine particles of stone; land covered with sand.

sand - examples of usage

  1. However, the sand was soft, so I dropped down and managed to escape. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. What he wanted was a beach of white sand, a hot day, a blue sea, a book, a pipe, and the absence of his fellow- creatures. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. They get damaged with rain, and they get damaged with sand and with the sea- breeze, and they require a great deal of attention. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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