from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus whereby sharp sand is fed to a jet of compressed air or a steam-jet, and driven out forcibly against a surface which it is desired to abrade.
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Then it disappears again, until the sand-jet has made another encumbering heap.
Lord! but she was painted red and white and gold-leaf, three brass bands on her stack, solid nickel trimming, all the latest improvements, corrugated fire-box, high pressure smoke consumer and sand-jet -- jest made a purpose for specials, and pay-car.