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sand

 [sand]
material occurring in fine gritty particles.
brain sand sandy matter about the pineal gland and other parts of the brain.

sand

(sand),
The fine, granular particles of quartz and other crystalline rocks, or a gritty material resembling sand.
[A.S.]

sand

(sand) material occurring in small, gritty particles.
brain sand  sand bodies.

sand

(sand)
The fine granular particles of quartz and other crystalline rocks, or a gritty material resembling sand.
[A.S.]

sand

1. material occurring in fine, gritty particles loose in the body.
2. geological sand is ingested by animals, especially horses, grazing on very sandy soil. The animals may take in large amounts and this accumulates in the large sacs of the alimentary tract, the reticulum of the cow and the cecum and colon in horses. Sand or dust storms, or volcanic dust fallout may produce a similar, acute situation.

sand colic
see sand colic.
sand enteritis
acute sand ingestion may cause enteritis with severe, sometimes fatal diarrhea. See also enteritis.
sand flea
see tungapenetrans.
sand rash
irritation and weeping of the toe webbing in racing Greyhounds causing lameness. Caused usually by racing in sand.
sand shin oak
quercushavardii.
sand toe
Greyhounds racing in sand suffer impaction of sand under the coronary band, causing lameness, mostly in the inner and outer toes of the hind paws.
uterine sand
see uterine sand.
References in classic literature ?
I glanced about the room, which had had its sanded floor sanded, no doubt, in exactly the same manner when the chief waiter was a boy - if he ever was a boy, which appeared improbable; and at the shining tables, where I saw myself reflected, in unruffled depths of old mahogany; and at the lamps, without a flaw in their trimming or cleaning; and at the comfortable green curtains, with their pure brass rods, snugly enclosing the boxes; and at the two large coal fires, brightly burning; and at the rows of decanters, burly as if with the consciousness of pipes of expensive old port wine below; and both England, and the law, appeared to me to be very difficult indeed to be taken by storm.
The sign was newly painted; the windows had neat red curtains; the floor was cleanly sanded.
It is a large, dingy room, with a sanded floor, and is lighted by windows that turn on hinges and have little diamond-shaped panes of glass.