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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-flea the chigoe or jigger
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.


In literature:

They wa'n't Cunarder dudes, but they could make a crew hop 'round like a sand-flea in a clam bake.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Well, now see these sand-fleas race.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
Mosquitoes and sand-fleas abounded; but one need not say "good-morning" to mosquitoes and sand-fleas, it is true.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A very teazing sand-flea, which penetrates and breeds under the skin of the feet, but particularly at the toes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Here, except for a few sand fleas, was peace.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Sand-fleas and blowflies become nightriders marauding a new turf of godzilla cars.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
One can see the fleas jumping in the sand in the streets.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley
The wet sand was covered with small skipping Sea Fleas, which apparently make a part of their food.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
Thieves, sand-fleas, loafers, riff-raff, haunting the moors and hiding in the thickets.
"The Three Heron's Feathers" by Hermann Sudermann
But the sand fleas of the Platte are not easily discharged or diverted, from a fair and juicy victim.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
The pores were alive with sand-fleas, who showed great partiality for it.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
And Minnie Waite has a crush on me anyhow, and is harder to get rid of than a plague of sand-fleas.
"Georgina's Service Stars" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The Amphipoda, or Sand-hoppers, sometimes called Sand-fleas, are familiar examples of these.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay

In news:

Despite its small size, the Sand Flea, which is able to leap small buildings in a single bound, is pretty super.
The Sand Flea is a reconnaissance robot, recording right through its stunts.
Harmless sand fleas make great Boca bait.
Sand fleas do not live in our homes or on our pets and are not to be confused with those types of fleas.
Starfish and small fish are among many water creatures that feed on sand fleas.