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Sand-band

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-band a guard-ring to keep sand from working into the axle-box
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.

Usage

In literature:

To the south stretched alternate bands of sand, sky, and surf, their dividing lines lost in the night.
"The Tides of Barnegat" by F. Hopkinson Smith
And between pines and sea lay first a rusty mat of pine-needles, then a ribbon of purple stones, then a band of glittering sand.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
And Alp knew by the turbans that rolled on the sand, The foremost of these were the best of his band.
"The Life of Lord Byron" by John Galt
During the spring rains, several small lakes had formed in the sand hills, at one of which a band of some thirty saddle horses was watering.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
After they had waded through the sand and clambered over the rocks for hours, a golden band of light shone in the east.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
Similar propositions were made to the Sand Lake band of this tribe.
"The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists" by George Bryce
It was a band of sand not more than a few hundred yards across, and rising at the highest to eight or ten feet.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
Sand cracks are most serious when they involve the coronary band in the injury.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
But that grim sailor now takes these, now those from out the band, While all the others far away he thrusteth from the sand.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
His fingers bled where he had dug them into the sand; the sweat rolled down his face; and exhaustion bound him as with bands of iron.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
They bathed and dug upon the shore, and played with Cousin Jack; They heard the band upon the sand, and rode on donkey-back.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
The sand entered her shoes; the band across the instep of the left one broke.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Then the Sands of Walpen Undercliff (about 100 ft.); over which lie the Ferruginous Bands of Blackgang Chine (20 ft.).
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
The hot sand had been too much for it and it was rising to beat the band.
"Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days" by Nell Speed
Bands of sand-grouse were drinking, splashing, and stooping at the water.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
There is the band of yellow sand on which your little factory is built.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
In this respect a good deal depends on the sand-bands at the ends of the hubs.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Little grains of sugar, mingled with the sand, make the grocer's assets swell to beat the band.
"Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]" by Walt Mason
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In poetry:

"What lack I, O my children?
All things are in my band;
The vast earth and the awful stars
I hold as grains of sand.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And they seemed to heed, for anger
Often maddened all the band,
Fighting for some stones that glittered
Yellow on Ugonde's sand.
"Ugonde's Tale" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Fierce robber bands, o'er desert sands
No white man ever saw,
Bring all their spoil, with endless toil,
To fill the monster's maw.
"The Orgy Of Thor" by Abner Cosens
For some of that wild land
Had heard him in the desert where he lay;
And soon he snuffs upon their hurtling way,
The hunters—bandby band;
And up he gat him from the eastern sand
And leaped upon his prey.
"A Musing On A Victory" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
The wet sands glistened, an' the gleamin' moon
Shone yeller on the sea, all streakin' down.
A band was playin' some soft, dreamy choon;
An' up the town
We 'eard the distant tram-cars whir an' clash.
An' there I told Per 'ow I'd done me dash.
"Doreen" by C J Dennis
Or far into the heat among the sands
The gembok nations, snuffing up the wind,
Drawn by the scent of water—­and the bands
Of tawny-bearded lions pacing, blind
With the sun-dazzle in their midst, opprest
With prey, and spiritless for lack of rest!
"The Four Bridges" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The iconic boy band will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center on Dec 31 at 9 p.m.
This week's Backwoods Track is by the band Mona and the live performance of 'Lines in the Sand' will cause you to become an instant fan.
Almost since he started the band Giant Sand, Howe Gelb has wanted to write a country-rock opera.
Giant Sand's Howe Gelb expanded his band to become Giant Giant Sand for their new album, Tucson.
A sighting of this band is only slightly less rare than spotting a "Sand Trout," but if you ever get the chance, see 'em.
Another band has been added to the lineup for Sandbar Productions LLC Barge Party VI this weekend at Two Pines Sand Bar .
Another band has been added to the lineup for Sandbar Productions LLC Barge Party VI this weekend at Two Pines Sand Bar.
No band got into the spring break spirit of Alabama's sunny Hangout Festival quite like Cage the Elephant SPIN's cameras caught them hanging in the sand and getting unexpectedly cute lower back tattoos.
As a follow-up to yesterday's thoughts around BADBADNOTGOOD, the improvising band that many folks are talking about, I'd like to submit this brief video interview with young pianist Christian Sands.
Bands and Sand at Brooklyn's Coney Island Rock Party.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDKevin Costner plays with his band, Modern West, during the Sun & Sand Film & Music Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Saturday night.
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