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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Sand  grouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  many  species  of  Old 
  World  birds  belonging  to  the  suborder  Pterocletes,  and 
  resembling  both  grouse  and  pigeons.  Called  also  {rock 
  grouse},  {rock  pigeon},  and  {ganga}.  They  mostly  belong  to 
  the  genus  {Pterocles},  as  the  common  Indian  species  ({P. 
  exustus}).  The  large  sand  grouse  ({P.  arenarius}),  the 
  painted  sand  grouse  ({P.  fasciatus}),  and  the  pintail  sand 
  grouse  ({P.  alchata})  are  also  found  in  India.  See  Illust. 
  under  {Pterocletes}. 
 
  {Sand  hill},  a  hill  of  sand;  a  dune. 
 
  {Sand-hill  crane}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  brown  crane  ({Grus 
  Mexicana}). 
 
  {Sand  hopper}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  beach  flea;  an  orchestian. 
 
  {Sand  hornet}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  sand  wasp. 
 
  {Sand  lark}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  lark  ({Alaudala  raytal}),  native  of  India. 
  b  A  small  sandpiper,  or  plover,  as  the  ringneck,  the 
  sanderling,  and  the  common  European  sandpiper. 
  c  The  Australian  red-capped  dotterel  ({[AE]gialophilus 
  ruficapillus});  --  called  also  {red-necked  plover}. 
 
  {Sand  launce}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  lant,  or  launce. 
 
  {Sand  lizard}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  European  lizard  ({Lacerta 
  agilis}). 
 
  {Sand  martin}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  bank  swallow. 
 
  {Sand  mole}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  coast  rat. 
 
  {Sand  monitor}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  Egyptian  lizard  ({Monitor 
  arenarius})  which  inhabits  dry  localities. 
 
  {Sand  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  dunlin.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Sand  myrtle}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Myrtle}. 
 
  {Sand  partridge}  (Zo["o]l.),  either  of  two  small  Asiatic 
  partridges  of  the  genus  {Ammoperdix}.  The  wings  are  long 
  and  the  tarsus  is  spurless.  One  species  ({A.  Heeji}) 
  inhabits  Palestine  and  Arabia.  The  other  species  ({A. 
  Bonhami}),  inhabiting  Central  Asia,  is  called  also  {seesee 
  partridge},  and  {teehoo}. 
 
  {Sand  picture},  a  picture  made  by  putting  sand  of  different 
  colors  on  an  adhesive  surface. 
 
  {Sand  pike}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  sauger. 
  b  The  lizard  fish. 
 
  {Sand  pillar},  a  sand  storm  which  takes  the  form  of  a 
  whirling  pillar  in  its  progress  in  desert  tracts  like 
  those  of  the  Sahara  and  Mongolia. 
 
  {Sand  pipe}  (Geol.),  a  tubular  cavity,  from  a  few  inches  to 
  several  feet  in  depth,  occurring  especially  in  calcareous 
  rocks,  and  often  filled  with  gravel,  sand,  etc.;  --  called 
  also  {sand  gall}. 
 
  {Sand  pride}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  British  lamprey  now 
  considered  to  be  the  young  of  larger  species;  --  called 
  also  {sand  prey}. 
 
  {Sand  pump},  in  artesian  well  boring,  a  long,  slender  bucket 
  with  a  valve  at  the  bottom  for  raising  sand  from  the  well 
 
 
  {Sand  rat}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pocket  gopher. 
 
  {Sand  rock},  a  rock  made  of  cemented  sand. 
 
  {Sand  runner}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  turnstone. 
 
  {Sand  saucer}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  mass  of  egg  capsules,  or 
  o["o]thec[ae],  of  any  mollusk  of  the  genus  {Natica}  and 
  allied  genera.  It  has  the  shape  of  a  bottomless  saucer, 
  and  is  coated  with  fine  sand;  --  called  also  {sand 
  collar}. 
 
  {Sand  screw}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  amphipod  crustacean 
  ({Lepidactylis  arenarius}),  which  burrows  in  the  sandy 
  seabeaches  of  Europe  and  America. 
 
  {Sand  shark}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  shark  ({Odontaspis 
  littoralis})  found  on  the  sandy  coasts  of  the  Eastern 
  United  States;  --  called  also  {gray  shark},  and  {dogfish 
  shark}.  See  Illust.  under  {Remora}. 
 
  {Sand  skink}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  Old 
  World  lizards  belonging  to  the  genus  {Seps};  as  the 
  ocellated  sand  skink  ({Seps  ocellatus})  of  Southern 
  Europe. 
 
  {Sand  skipper}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  beach  flea,  or  orchestian. 
 
  {Sand  smelt}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  silverside. 
 
  {Sand  snake}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  several  species  of  harmless  burrowing 
  snakes  of  the  genus  {Eryx},  native  of  Southern  Europe, 
  Africa,  and  Asia,  especially  {E.  jaculus}  of  India  and 
  {E.  Johnii},  used  by  snake  charmers. 
  b  Any  innocuous  South  African  snake  of  the  genus 
  {Psammophis},  especially  {P.  sibilans}. 
 
  {Sand  snipe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  sandpiper. 
 
  {Sand  star}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  ophiurioid  starfish  living  on 
  sandy  sea  bottoms;  a  brittle  star. 
 
  {Sand  storm},  a  cloud  of  sand  driven  violently  by  the  wind. 
 
 
  {Sand  sucker},  the  sandnecker. 
 
  {Sand  swallow}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  bank  swallow.  See  under 
  {Bank}. 
 
  {Sand  tube},  a  tube  made  of  sand.  Especially: 
  a  A  tube  of  vitrified  sand,  produced  by  a  stroke  of 
  lightning;  a  fulgurite. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  tube  made  of  cemented  sand. 
  c  (Zo["o]l.)  In  starfishes,  a  tube  having  calcareous 
  particles  in  its  wall,  which  connects  the  oral  water 
  tube  with  the  madreporic  plate. 
 
  {Sand  viper}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Hognose  snake}. 
 
  {Sand  wasp}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  hymenopterous  insects  belonging  to  the  families 
  {Pompilid[ae]}  and  {Spherid[ae]},  which  dig  burrows  in 
  sand.  The  female  provisions  the  nest  with  insects  or 
  spiders  which  she  paralyzes  by  stinging,  and  which  serve 
  as  food  for  her  young.