Some articles on sand:
... is a sack made of hessian/burlap, polypropylene or other materials that is filled with sand or soil and used for such purposes as flood control, military fortification, shielding glass ... Advantages are that burlap and sand are inexpensive, and that the bags can be brought in empty and filled with local sand or soil ...
... from 1966) and 1968 Pattern DPM uniforms the sand coloured base would appear to lighten in tone at night, becoming dangerously conspicuous ... This was addressed in the late 1970s, when the sand and brown colours were slightly darkened ... Late 1970s and early 1980s Trops have a more yellowish sand base and are greatly sought-after by those wishing to appear "ally," while the final production style in the early 1990s used colours closer to ...
... Another hazard are the sand divers, strange animals shaped like some kind of insect larvae, which emerge from the sand and attack by throwing rocks ... The desert contains mainly sand, but at places it is also littered with strange rock formations ...
... The Diocese of Härnösand is a division in the Church of Sweden in Västernorrland County ... The Cathedral is located at Trädgårdsgatan in Härnösand ...
... Similar is the Sand Arts Festival ... This sand festival is held every spring on the beaches of nearby Tybee Island ... The competition is divided into sand relief, sand sculpture, sand castle and wind sculpture divisions ...
More definitions of "sand":
- (noun): French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876).
Synonyms: George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant
- (verb): Rub with sandpaper.
Famous quotes containing the word sand:
“We noticed several other sandy tracts in our voyage; and the course of the Merrimack can be traced from the nearest mountain by its yellow sand-banks, though the river itself is for the most part invisible. Lawsuits, as we hear, have in some cases grown out of these causes. Railroads have been made through certain irritable districts, breaking their sod, and so have set the sand to blowing, till it has converted fertile farms into deserts, and the company has had to pay the damages.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Unhappy is the man for evermair
That tills the sand and sawis in the air;
But twice unhappier is he, I lairn,
That feidis in his hairt a mad desire
And follows on a woman thro the fire,
Led by a blind and teachit by a bairn.”
—Mark Alexander Boyd (15631601)
“She had more sand in her than any girl I ever see: in my opinion she was just full of sand. It sounds like flattery, but it aint no flattery.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)