verb (used with object)
- sanctum sanctorum,
- sanctus bell,
- sanctus turret,
- sand bar,
- sand bluestem,
- sand castle,
- sand chair,
- sand cherry
Origin of sand
Examples from the Web for sanding
The shoaler areas are usually indicated by sanding the outer limit or the entire area within the depth curve.Nautical Charts|G. R. Putnam
For this reason the method of sanding the paper was at once universally adopted.
Sanding: The continuance of the metaphor in "higher waves" are "whelming."The Vision of Sir Launfal|James Russell Lowell
When sanding is not practicable, the vines may be mown off when they become too luxuriant.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
This wing was afterwards given a sanding test under a weight of 0.7 pound per square foot.Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II|S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
- a greyish-yellow colour
- (as adjective)sand upholstery
Word Origin for sand
Old English sand, from Proto-Germanic *sandam (cf. Old Norse sandr, Old Frisian sond, Middle Dutch sant, Dutch zand, German Sand), from PIE *bhs-amadho- (cf. Greek psammos "sand;" Latin sabulum "coarse sand," source of Italian sabbia, French sable), suffixed form of root *bhes- "to rub."
Historically, the line between sand and gravel cannot be distinctly drawn. Used figuratively in Old English in reference to innumerability and instability. General Germanic, but not attested in Gothic, which used in this sense malma, related to Old High German melm "dust," the first element of the Swedish city name Malmö (the second element meaning "island"), and to Latin molere "to grind." Metaphoric for "innumerability" since Old English. Sand dollar, type of flat sea-urchin, so called from 1884, so called for its shape; sand dune attested from 1830.
late 14c., "to sprinkle with sand," from sand (n.); from 1620s as "to bury or fill in with sand." Meaning "to grind or polish with sand" is from 1858. Related: Sanded; sanding.
see build on sand; hide one's head in the sand.