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- n. The property of containing or resembling sand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being sandy, or of being of a sandy color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sandy character: as, the sandiness of the soil.
- n. Sandy character as regards color: as, sandiness of hair, or of complexion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a texture resembling that of sand
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I smell the spiciness of the weeds and the sandiness of the shore.
Shah Jahan had mentioned, briefly, to one of his nobles that he wished for the Yamuna never to dry into its summer sandiness in front of the tomb.
In a way he was like Fulk, but with her father's vivid red-gold coloring blurred into drabber sandiness, the clean cut features coarsened, a scar seam along his jaw line adding an ugly touch.
The soil in which tobacco thrives best is one which has the following qualities: dryness, warmth, richness, depth, and sandiness.
Forrest's hair was light brown to chestnut, while Graham's carried a whispering advertisement that it would have been almost golden in its silk had it not been burned almost to sandiness by the sun.
"It is not a bad little place," she said practically, "when one has grown accustomed to its sandiness."
That hair of hers never could be gray, you know, it's too self-opinionated in its sandiness.
To be sure, very few of the deserts of real life possess that absolute flatness, sandiness and sameness, which characterises the familiar desert of the poet and of the annual exhibitions -- a desert all level yellow expanse, most bilious in its colouring, and relieved by but four allowable academy properties, a palm-tree, a camel, a sphinx, and a pyramid.
Numbers of both sexes are fair-haired, and the sandiness of hair which we are wont to associate with the Scottish
Periodicals that appear at longer intervals are in all reason more or less excepted from this objection; but by the daily and weekly majority, the labours of a life-time are cursorily glanced at, hastily judged from some isolated passage, summarily found laudable or guilty; and this weak opinion, strongly enough expressed as some compensation in solid superstructure for the sandiness of its foundations, is circulated by thousands over all corners of the habitable world.