from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sloping surface of sand spread out by an intermittent stream or flood.


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  • Toward morning he stopped at a sand-wash where three or four dusty cottonwoods relieved the vegetation of mesquite, palo verde, and cacti.

    Steve Yeager

  • The sand-wash seemed to have been deflected by the projecting mass of a heap of driftwood which I now saw opposite to us, its long white arms reaching out toward those of our floating craft.

    The Way of a Man


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