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sand

  

      n  
1    loose material consisting of rock or mineral grains, esp. rounded grains of quartz, between 0.2 and 2 mm in diameter  
2    often pl   a sandy area, esp. on the seashore or in a desert  
3   
a    a greyish-yellow colour  
b    (as adj.)  
sand upholstery     
4    the grains of sandlike material in an hourglass  
5      (U.S.)  
informal   courage; grit  
6    the sands are running out   there is not much time left before death or the end  
      vb  
7    tr   to smooth or polish the surface of with sandpaper or sand  
to sand a floor     
8    tr   to sprinkle or cover with or as if with sand; add sand to  
9    to fill or cause to fill with sand  
the channel sanded up     
     (Old English; related to Old Norse sandr, Old High German sant, Greek hamathos)  
  sandlike      adj  


foundry sand  
      n   silica-based sand mixed with clay, oil, etc., to improve its cohesive strength, used in moulding  
oil sand  
      n   a sandstone impregnated with hydrocarbons, esp. such deposits in Alberta, Canada  
Sand     (French)  
      n   George (<PH:Z><PH:%><PH:r><PH:Z>), pen name of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin. 1804--76, French novelist, best known for such pastoral novels as La Mare au diable (1846) and François le Champi (1847--48) and for her works for women's rights to independence  
sand bar  
      n   a ridge of sand in a river or sea, built up by the action of tides, currents, etc., and often exposed at low tide  
sand-blind  
      adj   not completely blind; partially able to see  
   Compare       stone-blind  
     (C15: changed (through influence of sand) from Old English samblind (unattested), from sam- half, semi- + blind)  
  sand-blindness      n  
sand-cast  
      vb   , -casts, -casting, -cast   tr   to produce (a casting) by pouring molten metal into a mould of sand  
  sand-casting      n  
sand castle  
      n   a mass of sand moulded into a castle-like shape, esp. as made by a child on the seashore  
sand crack  
      n     (Vet. science)   a deep crack or fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof, often causing lameness  
   See also       toe crack       quarter crack  
sand dab  
      n   any of various small flatfishes of the genus Citharichthys that occur in American Pacific coastal waters and are important food fishes  
sand dollar  
      n   any of various flattened disclike echinoderms of the order Clypeasteroida, of shallow North American coastal waters: class Echinoidea (sea urchins)  
sand eel   , lance  
      n   any silvery eel-like marine spiny-finned fish of the family Ammodytidae found burrowing in sand or shingle,   (Popular name)    launce  
sand flea  
      n      another name for the       chigoe       1       sand hopper  
sand hopper  
      n   any of various small hopping amphipod crustaceans of the genus Orchestia and related genera, common in intertidal regions of seashores,   (Also called)    beach flea, sand flea  
sand lance   , launce  
      n      another name for the       sand eel  
sand leek  
      n   a Eurasian alliaceous plant, Allium scorodoprasum, having reddish-pink flowers, purple bulbils, and a garlic-like bulb  
   See also       rocambole  
sand lizard  
      n   a small greyish-brown European lizard, Lacerta agilis, that has long clawed digits and, in the male, bright green underparts: family Lacertidae  
sand martin  
      n   a small brown European songbird, Riparia riparia, with white underparts: it nests in tunnels bored in sand, river banks, etc.: family Hirundinidae (swallows and martins)  
sand painting  
      n   a type of painting done by American Indians, esp. in the healing ceremonies of the Navaho, using fine coloured sand on a neutral ground  
sand shrimp  
      n      See       shrimp       4  
sand table  
      n     (Military)   a surface on which sand can be modelled into a relief map on which to demonstrate tactics  
sand trap  
      n      another name (esp. U.S.) for       bunker       2  
sand viper  
      n  
1    a S European viper, Vipera ammodytes, having a yellowish-brown coloration with a zigzag pattern along the back  
2       another name for       horned viper  
sand wasp  
      n   a solitary wasp of the subfamily Sphecinae, a subgroup of the digger wasps most of which nest in sandy ground  
sand wedge  
      n     (Golf)   a club with a flanged sole and a face angle of more than 50°, used in bunker shots to cut through sand, get under the ball, and lift it clear  
sand yacht  
      n   a wheeled boat with sails, built to be propelled over sand, esp. beaches, by the wind  
tar sand  
      n   a sandstone in which hydrocarbons have been trapped; the lighter compounds evaporate, leaving a residue of asphalt in the rock pores  
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exp.
he is a very good seller
n.
euphemism referring to the taboo word "nigger"
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust

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