from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A conical projection of glacial ice the rapid melting of which is prevented by a covering of sand.
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Compared with that other sand-cone of politics, to wit, Governor Obstinate, Senator
Again, the wind, reversing in the dance, will unravel the sand-cone and carry it off to powder it about the plain.
The sand-cone will vanish in a night, as it came in a night, and what was its site will be swept as flatly clean as any threshing floor.
The sand-cone will grow as a stocking grows beneath the clicking needles of some ancient dame.
Those winds which builded him into the most imposing sand-cone of all that dotted the plains of party had shifted, and with mournful effect.