Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Sand-blind adjective [ For sam blind half blind; Anglo-Saxon sām- half (akin to semi- ) + blind .] Having defective sight; dim-sighted; purblind. Shak.
Sand-lot adjective Lit., of or pert. to a lot or piece of sandy ground, -- hence, pert. to, or characteristic of, the policy or practices of the socialistic or communistic followers of the Irish agitator Denis Kearney, who delivered many of his speeches in the open sand lots about San Francisco; as, the sand-lot constitution of California, framed in 1879, under the influence of sand-lot agitation.
Sandaliform adjective [ Sandal + -form .] (Botany) Shaped like a sandal or slipper.
[ French sandal
, from Arabic çandal
, or Greek sa`ntalon
; both ultimately from Sanskrit candana
. Confer Sanders
.] (Botany) (a) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree ( Santalum album ), and of several other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum Freycinetianum and S. pyrularium , the Australian S. latifolium , etc. The name is extended to several other kinds of fragrant wood. (b) Any tree of the genus Santalum , or a tree which yields sandalwood. (c) The red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for dyeing leather ( Rhamnus Dahuricus ). False sandalwood
, the fragrant wood of several trees not of the genus Santalum , as Ximenia Americana , Myoporum tenuifolium of Tahiti.
-- Red sandalwood
, a heavy, dark red dyewood, being the heartwood of two leguminous trees of India ( Pterocarpus santalinus , and Adenanthera pavonina ); -- called also red sanderswood , sanders or saunders , and rubywood .
Sandarach, Sandarac noun [ Latin sandaraca , Greek ....]
1. (Min.) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic. [ Archaic] 2. (Bot. Chem.) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree ( Callitris quadrivalvis or Thuya articulata ), and pulverized for pounce; -- probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.
Sandbagger noun An assaulter whose weapon is a sand bag. See Sand bag , under Sand .
1. Covered or sprinkled with sand; sandy; barren. Thomson. 2. Marked with small spots; variegated with spots; speckled; of a sandy color, as a hound. Shak. 3. Short-sighted. [ Prov. Eng.]
Sandemanian noun (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Robert Sandeman , a Scotch sectary of the eighteenth century. See Glassite .
Sandemanianism noun The faith or system of the Sandemanians. A. Fuller.
Sanderling noun [ Sand + - ling . So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zoology) A small gray and brown sandpiper ( Calidris arenaria ) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also curwillet , sand lark , stint , and ruddy plover .
[ See Sandal
.] An old name of sandalwood, now applied only to the red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood .
Sandever noun See Sandiver .
Sandfish noun (Zoology) A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America ( Trichodon trichodon ) which buries itself in the sand.
Sandglass noun An instrument for measuring time by the running of sand. See Hourglass .
Sandhiller noun A nickname given to any "poor white" living in the pine woods which cover the sandy hills in Georgia and South Carolina. [ U.S.]
Sandiness noun The quality or state of being sandy, or of being of a sandy color.
Sandish adjective Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact. [ Obsolete] Evelyn.
[ Perh. from Old French saïn
grease, fat + de
of + verre
glass (cf. Saim
), or from French sel de verre
sandiver.] A whitish substance which is cast up, as a scum, from the materials of glass in fusion, and, floating on the top, is skimmed off; -- called also glass gall .
[ Formerly written also sandever
Sandix noun [ Latin sandix , sandyx , vermilion, or a color like vermilion, Greek ..., ....] A kind of minium, or red lead, made by calcining carbonate of lead, but inferior to true minium. [ Written also sandyx .] [ Obsolete]
Sandman noun A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them.
Sandnecker noun (Zoology) A European flounder ( Hippoglossoides limandoides ); -- called also rough dab , long fluke , sand fluke , and sand sucker .
Sandpaper noun Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, -- used for smoothing and polishing.
Sandpaper transitive verb To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door.
Sandpiper noun 1. (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa , Actodromas , Ereunetes , and various allied genera of the family Tringidæ .
» The most important North American species are the pectoral sandpiper ( Tringa maculata
), called also brownback
, grass snipe
, and jacksnipe
; the red-backed, or black- breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin ( T. alpina
); the purple sandpiper ( T. maritima
: the red-breasted sandpiper, or knot ( T. canutus
); the semipalmated sandpiper ( Ereunetes pusillus
); the spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail ( Actitis macularia
); the buff-breasted sandpiper ( Tryngites subruficollis
), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or upland plover. See under Upland
. Among the European species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the sanderling, and the common sandpiper ( Actitis, or Tringoides, hypoleucus
), called also fiddler
, and summer snipe
. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called sandpipers
. 2. (Zoology) A small lamprey eel; the pride. Curlew sandpiper
. See under Curlew .
-- Stilt sandpiper
. See under Stilt .
Sandpit noun A pit or excavation from which sand is or has been taken.
Sandre noun (Zoology) A Russian fish ( Lucioperca sandre ) which yields a valuable oil, called sandre oil , used in the preparation of caviare.
Sandstone noun A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.
» Different names are applied to the various kinds of sandstone according to their composition; as, granitic
, etc. Flexible sandstone (Min.)
, the finer- grained variety of itacolumite, which on account of the scales of mica in the lamination is quite flexible.
-- Red sandstone
, a name given to two extensive series of British rocks in which red sandstones predominate, one below, and the other above, the coal measures. These were formerly known as the Old and the New Red Sandstone respectively, and the former name is still retained for the group preceding the Coal and referred to the Devonian age, but the term New Red Sandstone is now little used, some of the strata being regarded as Permian and the remained as Triassic. See the Chart of Geology .
Sandwich noun [ Named from the Earl of Sandwich .] Two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them.
Sandwich transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Sandwiched
; present participle & verbal noun Sandwiching
.] To make into a sandwich; also, figuratively, to insert between portions of something dissimilar; to form of alternate parts or things, or alternating layers of a different nature; to interlard.
Sandworm noun (Zoology) (a) Any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore. (b) Any species of annelids of the genus Sabellaria . They construct firm tubes of agglutinated sand on rocks and shells, and are sometimes destructive to oysters. (c) The chigoe, a species of flea.
Sandwort noun (Botany) Any plant of the genus Arenaria , low, tufted herbs (order Caryophyllaceæ .)
[ Compar. Sandier
; superl. Sandiest
.] [ Anglo-Saxon sandig
.] 1. Consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand; as, a sandy desert, road, or soil. 2. Of the color of sand; of a light yellowish red color; as, sandy hair.
[ Latin ] See Sandix .
[ Latin sanus
; confer Greek ..., ..., safe, sound. Confer Sound
] 1. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind. 2. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons. Syn.
-- Sound; healthy; underanged; unbroken.
Saneness noun The state of being sane; sanity.
Sang-froid noun [ French, cold blood.] Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; indifference; calmness. Burke.
Sanga, Sangu noun (Zoology) The Abyssinian ox ( Bos or Bibos, Africanus ), noted for the great length of its horns. It has a hump on its back.
Sangaree noun [ Spanish sangria , lit., bleeding, from sangre , blood, Latin sanguis .] Wine and water sweetened and spiced, -- a favorite West Indian drink.
Sangraal, Sangreal noun
[ See Saint
, and Grail
.] See Holy Grail , under Grail .
Sanguiferous adjective [ Latin sanguis blood + -ferous .] (Physiol.) Conveying blood; as, sanguiferous vessels, i. e. , the arteries, veins, capillaries.
[ Confer French sanguification
. See Sanguify
.] (Physiol.) The production of blood; the conversion of the products of digestion into blood; hematosis.
Sanguifier noun A producer of blood.
Sanguifluous adjective [ Latin sanguis blood + fluere to flow.] Flowing or running with blood.
Sanguify transitive verb [ Latin sanguis blood + -fy : confer French sanguifier .] To produce blood from.
Sanguigenous adjective [ Latin sanguis + -genous .] Producing blood; as, sanguigenous food.
Sanguinaceous noun Of a blood-red color; sanguine.
[ New Latin See Sanguinary
] 1. (Botany) A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
» Sanguinaria Canadensis
, or bloodroot, is the only species. It has a perennial rootstock, which sends up a few roundish lobed leaves and solitary white blossoms in early spring. See Bloodroot
. 2. The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.