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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sand  \Sand\,  n.  [AS.  sand;  akin  to  D.  zand,  G.  sand,  OHG.  sant, 
  Icel.  sandr,  Dan.  &  Sw  sand,  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  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. 
  That  finer  matter,  called  sand,  is  no  other  than 
  very  small  pebbles.  --Woodward. 
  2.  A  single  particle  of  such  stone.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  3.  The  sand  in  the  hourglass;  hence  a  moment  or  interval  of 
  time;  the  term  or  extent  of  one's  life. 
  The  sands  are  numbered  that  make  up  my  life.  --Shak. 
  4.  pl  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.  ``The  Libyan  sands.''  --Milton. 
  ``The  sands  o'  Dee.''  --C.  Kingsley. 
  5.  Courage;  pluck;  grit.  [Slang] 
  {Sand  badger}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Japanese  badger  ({Meles 
  {Sand  bag}. 
  a  A  bag  filled  with  sand  or  earth,  used  for  various 
  purposes,  as  in  fortification,  for  ballast,  etc 
  b  A  long  bag  filled  with  sand,  used  as  a  club  by 
  {Sand  ball},  soap  mixed  with  sand,  made  into  a  ball  for  use 
  at  the  toilet. 
  {Sand  bath}. 
  a  (Chem.)  A  vessel  of  hot  sand  in  a  laboratory,  in  which 
  vessels  that  are  to  be  heated  are  partially  immersed. 
  b  A  bath  in  which  the  body  is  immersed  in  hot  sand. 
  {Sand  bed},  a  thick  layer  of  sand,  whether  deposited 
  naturally  or  artificially;  specifically,  a  thick  layer  of 
  sand  into  which  molten  metal  is  run  in  casting,  or  from  a 
  reducing  furnace. 
  {Sand  birds}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  collective  name  for  numerous 
  species  of  limicoline  birds,  such  as  the  sandpipers, 
  plovers,  tattlers,  and  many  others  --  called  also  {shore 
  {Sand  blast},  a  process  of  engraving  and  cutting  glass  and 
  other  hard  substances  by  driving  sand  against  them  by  a 
  steam  jet  or  otherwise;  also  the  apparatus  used  in  the 
  {Sand  box}. 
  a  A  box  with  a  perforated  top  or  cover,  for  sprinkling 
  paper  with  sand. 
  b  A  box  carried  on  locomotives,  from  which  sand  runs  on 
  the  rails  in  front  of  the  driving  wheel,  to  prevent 
  {Sand-box  tree}  (Bot.),  a  tropical  American  tree  ({Hura 
  crepitans}).  Its  fruit  is  a  depressed  many-celled  woody 
  capsule  which  when  completely  dry,  bursts  with  a  loud 
  report  and  scatters  the  seeds.  See  Illust.  of  {Regma}. 
  {Sand  bug}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  anomuran  crustacean 
  ({Hippa  talpoidea})  which  burrows  in  sandy  seabeaches  It 
  is  often  used  as  bait  by  fishermen.  See  Illust.  under 
  {Sand  canal}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  tubular  vessel  having  a  calcareous 
  coating,  and  connecting  the  oral  ambulacral  ring  with  the 
  madreporic  tubercle.  It  appears  to  be  excretory  in 
  {Sand  cock}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  redshank.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Sand  collar}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Sand  saucer},  below. 
  {Sand  crab}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  lady  crab. 
  b  A  land  crab,  or  ocypodian. 
  {Sand  crack}  (Far.),  a  crack  extending  downward  from  the 
  coronet,  in  the  wall  of  a  horse's  hoof,  which  often  causes 
  {Sand  cricket}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  large  terrestrial  crickets  of  the  genus  {Stenophelmatus} 
  and  allied  genera,  native  of  the  sandy  plains  of  the 
  Western  United  States. 
  {Sand  cusk}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  ophidioid  fish.  See  {Illust.} 
  under  {Ophidioid}. 
  {Sand  dab}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  American  flounder  ({Limanda 
  ferruginea});  --  called  also  {rusty  dab}.  The  name  is  also 
  applied  locally  to  other  allied  species. 
  {Sand  darter}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  etheostomoid  fish  of  the 
  Ohio  valley  ({Ammocrypta  pellucida}). 
  {Sand  dollar}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  small 
  flat  circular  sea  urchins,  which  live  on  sandy  bottoms, 
  especially  {Echinarachnius  parma}  of  the  American  coast. 
  {Sand  drift},  drifting  sand;  also  a  mound  or  bank  of  drifted 
  {Sand  eel}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  lant,  or  launce. 
  b  A  slender  Pacific  Ocean  fish  of  the  genus 
  {Gonorhynchus},  having  barbels  about  the  mouth. 
  {Sand  flag},  sandstone  which  splits  up  into  flagstones. 
  {Sand  flea}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  species  of  flea  which  inhabits,  or  breeds  in 
  sandy  places,  especially  the  common  dog  flea. 
  b  The  chigoe. 
  c  Any  leaping  amphipod  crustacean;  a  beach  flea,  or 
  orchestian.  See  {Beach  flea},  under  {Beach}. 
  {Sand  flood},  a  vast  body  of  sand  borne  along  by  the  wind. 
  --James  Bruce. 
  {Sand  fluke}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  sandnecker. 
  b  The  European  smooth  dab  ({Pleuronectes 
  microcephalus});  --  called  also  {kitt},  {marysole}, 
  {smear  dab},  {town  dab}. 
  {Sand  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  small 
  dipterous  flies  of  the  genus  {Simulium},  abounding  on 
  sandy  shores,  especially  {Simulium  nocivum}  of  the  United 
  States.  They  are  very  troublesome  on  account  of  their 
  biting  habits.  Called  also  {no-see-um},  {punky},  and 
  {Sand  gall}.  (Geol.)  See  {Sand  pipe},  below. 
  {Sand  grass}  (Bot.),  any  species  of  grass  which  grows  in 
  sand;  especially,  a  tufted  grass  ({Triplasis  purpurea}) 
  with  numerous  bearded  joints,  and  acid  awl-shaped  leaves, 
  growing  on  the  Atlantic  coast. 

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