of the sanctus, at the conclusion of the ordinary of the Mass, and again at the elevation of the host.
Called also Mass bell, sacring bell, saints' bell, sance-bell, sancte bell.
(Sand) n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr.
1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form
of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet.
That finer matter, called sand, is no other than very small pebbles.Woodward.
2. A single particle of such stone. [R.] Shak.
3. The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
The sands are numbered that make up my life.Shak.
4. pl. Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of
sand exposed by the ebb of the tide. "The Libyan sands." Milton. "The sands o' Dee." C. Kingsley.
5. Courage; pluck; grit. [Slang]
Sand badger (Zoöl.), the Japanese badger Sand bag. (a) A bag filled with sand or earth, used
for various purposes, as in fortification, for ballast, etc. (b) A long bag filled with sand, used as a club
by assassins. Sand ball, soap mixed with sand, made into a ball for use at the toilet. Sand
bath. (a) (Chem.) A vessel of hot sand in a laboratory, in which vessels that are to be heated are
partially immersed. (b) A bath in which the body is immersed in hot sand. Sand bed, a thick layer
of sand, whether deposited naturally or artificially; specifically, a thick layer of sand into which molten
metal is run in casting, or from a reducing furnace. Sand birds (Zoöl.), a collective name for numerous
species of limicoline birds, such as the sandpipers, plovers, tattlers, and many others; called also
shore birds. Sand blast, a process of engraving and cutting glass and other hard substances by
driving sand against them by a steam jet or otherwise; also, the apparatus used in the process. Sand
box. (a) A box with a perforated top or cover, for sprinkling paper with sand. (b) A box carried on
locomotives, from which sand runs on the rails in front of the driving wheel, to prevent slipping. Sand-
box tree (Bot.), a tropical American tree Its fruit is a depressed many-celled woody capsule which,
when completely dry, bursts with a loud report and scatters the seeds. See Illust. of Regma. Sand
bug (Zoöl.), an American anomuran crustacean (Hippa talpoidea) which burrows in sandy seabeaches.
It is often used as bait by fishermen. See Illust. under Anomura. Sand canal (Zoöl.), a tubular
vessel having a calcareous coating, and connecting the oral ambulacral ring with the madreporic tubercle.
It appears to be excretory in function. Sand cock (Zoöl.), the redshank. [Prov. Eng.] Sand
collar. (Zoöl.) Same as Sand saucer, below. Sand crab. (Zoöl.) (a) The lady crab. (b) A land
crab, or ocypodian. Sand crack (Far.), a crack extending downward from the coronet, in the wall
of a horse's hoof, which often causes lameness. Sand cricket (Zoöl.), any one of several species
of large terrestrial crickets of the genus Stenophelmatus and allied genera, native of the sandy plains
of the Western United States. Sand cusk (Zoöl.), any ophidioid fish. See Illust. under Ophidioid.
Sand dab (Zoöl.), a small American flounder (Limanda ferruginea); called also rusty dab. The
name is also applied locally to other allied species. Sand darter (Zoöl.), a small etheostomoid fish
of the Ohio valley Sand dollar (Zoöl.), any one of several species of small flat circular sea urchins,
which live on sandy bottoms, especially Echinarachnius parma of the American coast. Sand drift,
drifting sand; also, a mound or bank of drifted sand. Sand eel. (Zoöl.) (a) A lant, or launce. (b)
A slender Pacific Ocean fish of the genus Gonorhynchus, having barbels about the mouth. Sand
flag, sandstone which splits up into flagstones. Sand flea. (Zoöl.) (a) Any species of flea which
inhabits, or breeds in, sandy places, especially the common dog flea. (b) The chigoe. (c) Any leaping
amphipod crustacean; a beach flea, or orchestian. See Beach flea, under Beach. Sand flood, a
vast body of sand borne along by the wind. James Bruce. Sand fluke. (Zoöl.) (a) The sandnecker.