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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 ?
Captain Bonneville mentions another geological phenomenon north of Red River, where the surface of the earth, in considerable tracts of country, is covered with broad slabs of sandstone, having the form and position of grave-stones, and looking as if they had been forced up by some subterranean agitation.
It is composed of indurated clay, with alternate layers of red and white sandstone, and may be seen at the distance of upward of thirty miles.
On the 21st, they encamped amidst high and beetling cliffs of indurated clay and sandstone, bearing the semblance of towers, castles, churches, and fortified cities.
North of the clearing rose sandstone cliffs to a height of some fifty to seventy-five feet, with tall trees growing at their base and almost concealing them from our view.
On September twelfth the party scaled a line of sandstone cliffs which crossed their route toward the south; but they crossed them only after an encounter with the tribe that inhabited the numerous caves which pitted the face of the escarpment.
Gilbert lifted Anne from the buggy and led her into the garden, through the little gate between the ruddy-tipped firs, up the trim, red path to the sandstone step.
It is built on the face of a cliff which fronts the river, and many of the houses are excavated even in the sandstone.
The valley of the Rio Negro, broad as it is, has merely been excavated out of the sandstone plain; for immediately above the bank on which the town stands, a level country commences, which is interrupted only by a few trifling valleys and depressions.
The quaint shed structure with its red sandstone chimney was not.
14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blymyer Engineers, the nation's leading design firm for utility scale solar projects, announced today the company has been selected as the exclusive engineering firm for the 45 MW AC Sandstone solar project in Florence, Arizona.
The shallow Goudron Sandstone reservoir holds an estimated 343 million barrels ("mmbbls") of gross oil in place ("STOIIP") and represents over 40% of the overall current Goudron Field's estimated gross 805 mmbbls oil in place.
Peter Sandstone and the Upper Cambrian and Lower Ordovician Jordan Formation, with the Upper Cambrian Wonewoc and Mount Simon Formations gaining in importance.