from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ridge of sand forming a mound, shoal, or hillside.
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- n. A ridge of sand along a shore that is partially or totally submerged and thus a hazard to shipping.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river; can be exposed at low tide
Grainger saw that on the sandbank were a number of dead fish which had been swept down the creek from pools higher up.
Perched upon a sandbank was a regiment of enormous white pelicans of thoughtful and sage-like physiognomy, ranged in a row, as if to watch how we passed the bar.
The Lewis Chessmen, found in a sandbank in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's chilly Outer Hebrides, remain a mystery.
He makes it to a sandbank, but instead of waiting for help, he swims into the open water, driven by an overpowering impulse: What was happening to him was inexplicable, magical even, but it felt quite natural.
They'll wait until NASA steers Shuttle replacement onto a sandbank and then waltz over to Congress with cheap alternatives which (or so they will tell the politicos) they can have in space within a few short years so long as Uncle Sugar can provide the required $$$.
The brown sandbank is hard and firm, and the ocean water is soupy in the hot August sun.
The new constituency would stretch from Port Isaac bay in Cornwall to Bideford bar, a sandbank in the Taw-Torridge estuary in Devon.
I have said that there were ten thousand of us that stood hip to hip and shoulder to shoulder on the sandbank.
Here you'll find a sandbank protected by coral reefs where the water is only about three feet deep and the legend has it that this is where Josephine came to bathe.
The Shen Neng 1, which was carrying coal, left the port of Gladstone Saturday but strayed about nine miles from the shipping lane, running aground on a sandbank about 40 miles east of Great Keppel Island.
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