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Sand-sucker

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-sucker the rough dab
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

It was a sand sucker going down to the mouth of the Mississippi.
"Over the Seas for Uncle Sam" by Elaine Sterne
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In poetry:

Surface calm and calm act mask the detonating fear,
the moving crayfish claw, the stare
of sunfish hovering above the cloud-stained sand,
a sucker nudging cans, the grinning maskinonge.
"Underwater Autumn" by Richard F Hugo