sandy blight


Origin of sandy blight

First recorded in 1865–70; so called in allusion to the irritation caused by such a disorder

Words Nearby sandy blight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sandy blight in a sentence

  • I was suffering from a severe attack of sandy blight in both eyes, so had to ride a horse which was tied to the bullock dray.

    Reminiscences of Queensland | William Henry Corfield
  • He'd got sandy blight that bad it would take months to get right.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

British Dictionary definitions for sandy blight

sandy blight

  1. Australian a nontechnical name for any of various eye inflammations

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