from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In physical geography, a low ridge of sand formed by waves or currents of water.


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  • A big sand-wave struck her, she wheeled in her tracks and raced straight for a pier, down the stream.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • So we climbed to the top of the sand-wave, where Allison and Jeff switched on the flashlights and Grim stood bathed in light with the white flag waving slowly as high over his head as he could hold it.


  • He started on a run, racing in and out among the sage-bushes a matter of three hundred yards, and disappeared over a sand-wave; the others struggled after him, caught him up, and found him waiting.

    A Double-Barreled Detective Story

  • And she unpinned her hat and waved it, standing amongst the thickly-growing poppies and chamomile on the high crest of the sand-wave, while her shadow -- a squat, blue dwarf with arms out of all proportion -- flourished and gesticulated at her feet.

    The Dop Doctor


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