from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Gritty; sandy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Sandy or gritty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sandy; gritty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sandy; gritty; acervulous: specifically applied— in anatomy to the acervulus cerebri, or gritty substance of the pineal body of the brain; in medicine to gritty sediment or deposit in urine. Also sabulose, sabuline.
We got up at six to get the bird into the oven, so it can be totally desiccated, friable, granular, sabulous, arenaceous, the way turkey always is.
Still, it is clearly pedantic to avoid the obvious by clothing it in befogged terminology, as one might by writing arenaceous or sabulous for sandy, immund for dirty, nates for buttocks, or venenate for poison (vb.).
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