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{adj: arenaceous, sandy, sandlike} resembling or containing sand; or growing in sandy areas
"arenaceous limestone"
"arenaceous grasses"
<-> argillaceous

{adj: arenicolous} growing or living or burrowing in sand
"arenicolous worms"

{adj: beachy, beachlike} (of a shore or shoreline) having an extensive gently sloping area covered with sand or gravel or shingle down to the water line
<-> cliffy

{adj: burning} intensely hot
"a burning fever"
"the burning sand"

{adj: coarse, harsh} of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
"coarse meal"
"coarse sand"
"a coarse weave"
<-> fine

{adj: coarse-grained, large-grained} not having a fine texture
"coarse-grained wood"
"large-grained sand"

{adj: crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent} transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
"the cold crystalline water of melted snow"
"crystal clear skies"
"could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"
"lucid air"
"a pellucid brook"
"transparent crystal"

{adj: dim-sighted, near-blind, purblind, sand-blind, visually impaired, visually challenged} having greatly reduced vision

{adj: fiery, igneous} like or suggestive of fire
"the burning sand"
"a fiery desert wind"
"an igneous desert atmosphere"

{adj: harsh, rough} unpleasantly stern
"wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"
"the nomad life is rough and hazardous"

{adj: placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled} (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"
"the quiet waters of a lagoon"
"a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"
"a smooth channel crossing"
"scarcely a ripple on the still water"
"unruffled water"

{adj: sandy} abounding in sand
"Florida's sandy beaches"

{adj: serpentine, snaky, snakelike} resembling a serpent in form
"a serpentine wall"
"snaky ridges in the sand"

{adj: shifting, unfirm} (of soil) unstable
"shifting sands"
"unfirm earth"

{adj: torrid} burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot
"the torrid noonday sun"
"sultry sands of the dessert"

{n: Ammodytidae, family Ammodytidae} sand lances

{n: Amphipoda, order Amphipoda} small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp

{n: Bathyergidae, family Bathyergidae} mole rats; sand rats

{n: Carcharias, genus Carcharias, Odontaspis, genus Odontaspis} type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks

{n: Carchariidae, family Carchariidae, Odontaspididae, family Odontaspididae} sand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae

{n: Cardiidae, family Cardiidae} somewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks

{n: Ceratopogonidae, family Ceratopogonidae} biting midges; sand flies

{n: Chilomeniscus, genus Chilomeniscus} sand snakes

{n: Columbiformes, order Columbiformes} sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires

{n: Dactyloscopidae, family Dactyloscopidae} sand stargazers

{n: Echinoidea, class Echinoidea} sea urchins and sand dollars

{n: Heterocephalus, genus Heterocephalus} sand rats

{n: Kobuk Valley National Park} a national park in Alaska having mountains and forests and tundra and sand dunes and archeological sites

{n: Leiophyllum, genus Leiophyllum} one species: sand myrtle

{n: Nefud, An Nefud, Nafud, An Nafud} a desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds

{n: Nematocera, suborder Nematocera} mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies

{n: Phlebotomus, genus Phlebotomus} small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths

{n: Psychodidae, family Psychodidae} very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies

{n: Sand, George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant} French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)

{n: Scleroderma flavidium, star earthball} an earthball with a smooth upper surface that is at first buried in sand; the top of the fruiting body opens up to form segments like the ray of an umbel

{n: Simuliidae, family Simuliidae} blackflies and sand flies

{n: Spergularia, genus Spergularia} chiefly maritime Eurasian herbs: sand spurry; sea spurry

{n: Stenopelmatus, genus Stenopelmatus} sand crickets

{n: Trichodontidae, family Trichodontidae} two species of elongate compressed scaleless large-eyed fishes that live in sand or mud

{n: Virginian stock, Virginia stock, Malcolmia maritima} erect branching herb cultivated for its loose racemes of fragrant white or pink or red or lilac flowers; native to sands and sea cliffs of southwestern Greece and southern Albania

{n: Western sand cherry, Rocky Mountains cherry, Prunus besseyi} dwarf ornamental shrub of western United States having large black to red and yellow sweet edible fruit

{n: admixture, intermixture} an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
"the growing medium should be equal parts of sand and loam with an admixture of peat moss and cow manure"
"a large intermixture of sand"

{n: arenaceous rock} a sedimentary rock composed of sand

{n: arena} the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

{n: asphalt} mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing

{n: backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption} fortitude and determination
"he didn't have the guts to try it"

{n: bacteria bed} layer of sand or gravel used to expose sewage effluent to air and the action of microorganisms

{n: banded sand snake, Chilomeniscus cinctus} a sand snake of southwestern United States; lives in fine to coarse sand or loamy soil in which it `swims'; banding resembles that of coral snakes

{n: bank martin, bank swallow, sand martin, Riparia riparia} swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand banks

{n: beach flea, sand hopper, sandhopper, sand flea} small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches

{n: beach pea, sea pea, Lathyrus maritimus, Lathyrus japonicus} wild pea of seashores of north temperate zone having tough roots and purple flowers and useful as a sand binder

{n: beach sand verbena, pink sand verbena, Abronia umbellata} prostrate herb having heads of deep pink to white flowers; found in coastal dunes from British Columbia to Baja California

{n: beach} an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake

{n: beaked salmon, sandfish, Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus} fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand

{n: breccia} a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand

{n: broadcaster, spreader} a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions

{n: bunker, sand trap, trap} a hazard on a golf course

{n: caddisworm, strawworm} larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris

{n: causeway} a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand

{n: cement} a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

{n: chickweed phlox, sand phlox, Phlox bifida, Phlox stellaria} low mat-forming herb of rocky places in United States

{n: clam} burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness

{n: common bearberry, red bearberry, wild cranberry, mealberry, hog cranberry, sand berry, sandberry, mountain box, bear's grape, creashak, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi} evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn

{n: common carline thistle, Carlina vulgaris} Eurasian thistle growing in sand dunes and dry chalky soils

{n: concrete} a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

{n: cubic yard, yard} a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

{n: deflation} (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind
"a constant deflation of the desert landscape"

{n: dermabrasion} removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer

{n: desert sand verbena, Abronia villosa} soft-haired sticky plant with heads of bright pink trumpet-shaped flowers; found in sandy desert soil; after ample rains may carpet miles of desert with pink from the southwestern United States to northern Mexico

{n: difflugia} a protozoan with an ovoid shell of cemented sand grains

{n: drum sander, electric sander, sander, smoother} a power tool used for sanding wood; a loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor

{n: dune buggy, beach buggy} a recreational vehicle with large tires used on beaches or sand dunes

{n: dune cycling} bicycling or motorcycling on sand dunes

{n: dune, sand dune} a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans

{n: dust storm, duster, sandstorm, sirocco} a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
"it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"

{n: emery paper, sandpaper} stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand

{n: explosion} a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

{n: filter bed} filter consisting of a layer of sand or gravel for filtering water

{n: fineness, powderiness} having a very fine texture
"the fineness of the sand on the beach"

{n: gnat} any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies

{n: grain} a small hard particle
"a grain of sand"

{n: gunite} a mixture of cement and sand and water that is sprayed on a surface under pneumatic pressure

{n: hog badger, hog-nosed badger, sand badger, Arctonyx collaris} southeast Asian badger with a snout like a pig

{n: hognose snake, puff adder, sand viper} harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed

{n: horned viper, cerastes, sand viper, horned asp, Cerastes cornutus} highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye

{n: lagoon, laguna, lagune} a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral

{n: lechartelierite} a mineral form of vitreous or glassy silica; formed by the melting of quartz sand (as by lightning or a meteorite)

{n: links, golf links} a golf course that is built on sand ground near a shore

{n: littoral, litoral, littoral zone, sands} the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean

{n: loam} a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials

{n: mason bee} any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sand

{n: northern dune tansy, Tanacetum douglasii} lightly hairy rhizomatous perennial having aromatic feathery leaves and stems bearing open clusters of small buttonlike yellow flowers; sand dunes of Pacific coast of North America

{n: ostrich} a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)

{n: pig bed, pig} mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

{n: plaster} a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings

{n: psammoma, sand tumor} a tumor derived from fibrous tissue of the meninges or choroid plexus or certain other structures associated with the brain; characterized by sandlike particles

{n: puddle} a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry

{n: quartz} a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities

{n: quicksand} a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down

{n: railroad vine, beach morning glory, Ipomoea pes-caprae} a prostrate perennial of coastal sand dunes Florida to Texas

{n: regosol} a type of soil consisting of unconsolidated material from freshly deposited alluvium or sand

{n: ripple mark} one of a series of small ridges produced in sand by water currents or by wind

{n: saltation} (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface

{n: sand blackberry, Rubus cuneifolius} stiff shrubby blackberry of the eastern United States (Connecticut to Florida)

{n: sand cat} a desert wildcat

{n: sand cherry, Prunus pumila, Prunus pumilla susquehanae, Prunus susquehanae, Prunus cuneata} small straggling American cherry growing on sandy soil and having minute scarcely edible purplish-black fruit

{n: sand crack} a fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof often causing lameness

{n: sand cricket, Jerusalem cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus} large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States

{n: sand dab} small food fishes of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand dab} the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand devil's claw, Proboscidea arenaria, Martynia arenaria} alternatively placed in genus Martynia

{n: sand dollar} flattened disklike sea urchins that live on sandy bottoms

{n: sand dropseed, Sporobolus cryptandrus} erect smooth grass of sandy places in eastern North America

{n: sand fly, sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasii} any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis

{n: sand lance, sand launce, sand eel, launce} very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches

{n: sand leek, giant garlic, Spanish garlic, rocambole, Allium scorodoprasum} European leek cultivated and used like leeks

{n: sand lizard, Lacerta agilis} a common and widely distributed lizard of Europe and central Asia

{n: sand myrtle, Leiophyllum buxifolium} low-growing evergreen shrub of New Jersey to Florida grown for its many white star-shaped flowers and glossy foliage

{n: sand painting} a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background

{n: sand rat, Meriones longifrons} southern European gerbil

{n: sand rat} small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areas

{n: sand sage, silvery wormwood, Artemisia filifolia} silver-haired shrub of central and southern United States and Mexico; a troublesome weed on rangelands

{n: sand sedge, sand reed, Carex arenaria} European maritime sedge naturalized along Atlantic coast of United States; rootstock has properties of sarsaparilla

{n: sand snake} small North American burrowing snake

{n: sand sole, Psettichthys melanostichus} a common flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand spurry, sea spurry, Spergularia rubra} prostrate weedy herb with tiny pink flowers; widespread throughout Europe and Asia on sand dunes and heath and coastal cliffs; naturalized in eastern North America

{n: sand stargazer} small pallid fishes of shoal tropical waters of North America and South America having eyes on stalks atop head; they burrow in sand to await prey

{n: sand tiger, sand shark, Carcharias taurus, Odontaspis taurus} shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers

{n: sand verbena} any of various plants of the genus Abronia of western North America and Mexico having flowers resembling verbena

{n: sand wedge} a wedge used to get out of sand traps

{n: sandbag} a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast

{n: sandbank} a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river; can be exposed at low tide

{n: sandbar, sand bar} a bar of sand

{n: sandblaster} a tool that throws out a blast of steam laden with sand; used to clean or grind hard surfaces

{n: sandblast} a blast of wind laden with sand

{n: sandbox, sandpile} plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in

{n: sandbox} mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal

{n: sandboy} a young peddler of sand; used now only to express great happiness in `happy as a sandboy'

{n: sandfish} either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand

{n: sandfly fever, pappataci fever, phlebotomus} a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii

{n: sandglass} timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage

{n: sandgrouse, sand grouse} pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young

{n: sandiness} a texture resembling that of sand

{n: sandman} an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy

{n: sandpit} a large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug

{n: sandstone} a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)

{n: sand} a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

{n: sea kale, sea cole, Crambe maritima} perennial of coastal sands and shingles of northern Europe and Baltic and Black Seas having racemes of small white flowers and large fleshy blue-green leaves often used as potherbs

{n: sea lyme grass, European dune grass, Elymus arenarius, Leymus arenaria} a dune grass of the Pacific seacoast used as a sand binder

{n: seif dune} a long and tall sand dune with a sharp crest; common in the Sahara

{n: side-blotched lizard, sand lizard, Uta stansburiana} one of the most abundant lizards in the arid western United States

{n: silicon, Si, atomic number 14} a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors

{n: simoom, simoon, samiel} a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa

{n: snowball, sweet sand verbena, Abronia elliptica} plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions

{n: stratification} the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination

{n: strickle} a tool used in a foundry to shape a mold in sand

{n: stucco} a plaster now made mostly from Portland cement and sand and lime; applied while soft to cover exterior walls or surfaces

{n: sweet sand verbena, Abronia fragrans} taller than Abronia elliptica and having night-blooming flowers

{n: thorium, Th, atomic number 90} a soft silvery-white tetravalent radioactive metallic element; isotope 232 is used as a power source in nuclear reactors; occurs in thorite and in monazite sands

{n: till, boulder clay} unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together

{n: western blind snake, Leptotyphlops humilis} burrows among roots of shrubs and beneath rocks in desert and rocky hillside areas and beach sand of western United States

{n: yellow sand verbena, Abronia latifolia} plant having hemispherical heads of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to British Columbia

{v: bury, sink} embed deeply
"She sank her fingers into the soft sand"
"He buried his head in her lap"

{v: clam} gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

{v: crackle} to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks
"The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"

{v: drift} be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
"snow drifting several feet high"
"sand drifting like snow"

{v: grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire} be unable to move further
"The car bogged down in the sand"

{v: layer} make or form a layer
"layer the different colored sands"

{v: percolate, sink in, permeate, filter} pass through
"Water permeates sand easily"

{v: rough-sand} sand roughly
"rough-sand the door before painting it"

{v: saltate} geography: move by saltation
"The sand grains are saltated by the wind"

{v: sand cast} pour molten metal into a mold of sand

{v: sandpaper, sand} rub with sandpaper
"sandpaper the wooden surface"

{v: shovel} dig with or as if with a shovel
"shovel sand"
"he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"

{v: stratify} render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
"stratify seeds"

{v: strickle} form with a strickle
"strickle in sand"

{v: trace, draw, line, describe, delineate} make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand"


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