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Definition of sand:

  1. A single particle of such stone.
  2. Courage; pluck; grit.
  3. 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.
  4. The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
  5. To bury ( oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
  6. To drive upon the sand.
  7. To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
  8. To sprinkle or cover with sand.
  9. 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.

Synonyms:

spine, backbone, clay, keystone, carpentry, loam, dirt, natural, sandpaper, common sense, guts, mainstay, mortice, gritstone, gumption, anchor, desert sand, ecru, joinery, beige, moxie, badlands, back, sense, moonscape, George Sand, amandine aurore lucie dupin, sawdust, sand beige, mother wit, mortise, lynchpin, clod, strand, oasis, bottomland, mirage, gritrock, horse sense, linchpin, knotty, mud, tan, dust, desert, good sense, dust bowl, salt flats, season, ground, Baroness Dudevant, vertebral column, earth, chip, preserve, beachfront, Death Valley, spinal column, Birdsville Track, alluvium, grit, dovetail, rachis.

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