(Sand"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Trichodon
trichodon) which buries itself in the sand.
(Sand"glass`) n. An instrument for measuring time by the running of sand. See Hourglass.
(Sand"hill`er) n. A nickname given to any "poor white" living in the pine woods which cover
the sandy hills in Georgia and South Carolina. [U.S.]
(Sand"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being sandy, or of being of a sandy color.
(Sand"ish), a. Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(San"di*ver) n. [Perh. fr. OF. saïn grease, fat + de of + verre glass (cf. Saim), or fr. F. 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.]
(||San"dix) n. [L. sandix, sandyx, vermilion, or a color like vermilion, Gr. .] A kind of minium,
or red lead, made by calcining carbonate of lead, but inferior to true minium. [Written also sandyx.]
(Sand"man`) n. A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as
if there were sand in them.
(Sand"neck`er) n. (Zoöl.) A European flounder (Hippoglossoides limandoides); called
also rough dab, long fluke, sand fluke, and sand sucker.
(Sand"pa`per) n. Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, used for smoothing
(Sand"pa`per), v. t. To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door.
1. (Zoöl.) 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 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 called also fiddler,
peeper, pleeps, weet-weet, and summer snipe. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called
2. (Zoöl.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.
Curlew sandpiper. See under Curlew. Stilt sandpiper. See under Stilt.
(Sand"pit`) n. A pit or excavation from which sand is or has been taken.
(San"dre) n. (Zoöl.) A Russian fish (Lucioperca sandre) which yields a valuable oil, called sandre
oil, used in the preparation of caviare.
(Sand"stone`) n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous
sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.