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1878 (implied in sand-blasted), from sand (n.) + blast (v.). Related: Sand-blasting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • The sand-blast has been checked, the power of the west wind broken.

  • This sort of glass is known as sand-blast glass, and the art of making it, they say, chanced to be discovered near the seashore.

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • All these effects have been obtained with a simple model of the sand-blast devised by my assistant.

  • It would probably take many days to perform this work by any ordinary process; with the sand-blast it was accomplished in an hour.

  • We drove slowly away, against the fine, icy snow which cut our faces like a sand-blast.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • Well, there was a two-inch thatch of hair there afore that sand-blast ground it off.

  • One of the most striking inventions of the century is the application of the sand-blast to industrial and artistic purposes.

    Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle
  • No sand-blast of science had yet skinned off the epidermis of history, thought, and feeling.

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