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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ceramics, the process of testing the surface of gilding, after it has been fired, with fine sand and water, to try whether the firing has been insufficient (in which case the gold will not adhere) or excessive (in which case the gold will not be brilliant).
  • noun The process of burying oysters in sand, mud, etc.; also, accumulation of foreign matter on their shells, or this matter itself.
  • noun The act of mixing with sand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of sand.
  • noun The act or process of sanding, such as the application of sandpaper.
  • noun A type of dancing where the floor is covered in sand. See Sanding (dance).

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