from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In paper manuf., a box or catch-basin to catch and strain out any sand that may be mixed with the stream of stock flowing to a paper-machine (which see).


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  • At the airfield at Grantham, we had received a final briefing, and our only look at the sand-table, which had been carefully constructed from the air of photos, to resemble as much as possible, the terrain, and other prominent features of the jump-field, and immediate vicinity.

    Moosburg Online: (Oral history: Livingston)

  • Zaynab, “O my mother, what hath befallen thee that thou hast recourse to the sand-table?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I pictured that sand-table model and tried to match it to what I was seeing … yes, there below us was the road that Theodore had made for his artillery, winding between Fala and Selassie, with folk and carts moving along it, and gangs of what looked like men in chains.

    Flashman on the March

  • A quiet term of training and sand-table exercises would be plenty, they all thought.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • Two active-duty regiments and a brigade of territorials crushed two heavy corps as if it were a sand-table exercise.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • Elspeth shook off the many memories of time spent bending over a sand-table with Kero, and paid close attention to Darkwind.

    Winds Of Fate

  • Map drawing: Plans of plots and of whole garden and grounds, represented on sand-table, paper, or black-board.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study

  • There had been language lessons on the habits of the Indians; their way of living had been worked out, as far as possible, on the sand-table, and pictures representing Indian life had been shown.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature

  • The pupils had made use of this picture when working at the sand-table.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature

  • The teaching of fractions by means of scissors and cardboard; the teaching of board measure by having boards actually measured; the teaching of primary geography by means of the sand-table; the teaching of nature study by excursions to fields and woods; these are all easy because we are working in harmony with the child's natural tendency to be physically active.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education


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