from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pocket or bin in a shed in or adjacent to a foundry in which molding-sand is received and stored ready for use.


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  • She'd put it neatly in between some railings and a sand-bin alongside the garden of someone's consulate: the flag over the building hung like a rag in the humid air.

    The Mandarin Cypher

  • 'It was expensive,' she said and swung out past the sand-bin, clearing it by a couple of inches.

    The Mandarin Cypher

  • The street very quiet in the pre-dawn hour, no lights anywhere on this side of the consulate, a haze of gnats floating below the lamp near the sand-bin.

    The Mandarin Cypher


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