from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Gritty; sandy.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Sandy; gritty.
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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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.).