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sandspit

n.

1854, from sand (n.) + spit (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for sandspit

Historical Examples

  • Most of those on the Sandspit were obliged to flee for their lives.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

    May Kellogg Sullivan

  • They knew that they were following the crest of the sandspit.

    The Boy Slaves

    Mayne Reid

  • They had already passed the neck of the sandspit where it was lowest.

    The Boy Slaves

    Mayne Reid

  • The castaways slowly drifting towards the sandspit are alone.

    The Boy Slaves

    Mayne Reid

  • It was like their abandoning him upon the sandspit, to the threatening engulfment of the tide.

    The Boy Slaves

    Mayne Reid