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  • n. a pile of sand
  • n. ,(computing) any of several models in which a series of connected nodes interact with their neighbours according to fixed rules

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in


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  • In reality, however, they're pursuing a different agenda: transforming this former sandpile into a shoppers 'and sun worshippers' paradise.

    Letter From Dubai

  • Gornick, Vivian, sandpile of regret and, 173 — 174

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  • There was, of course, more than a grain of truth in everything I said, but those grains, no matter how numerous, need not have become the sandpile that crushed the life out of love.

    A Gloom of One's Own

  • Her father takes Claire to practice in the Mexican Catholic cemetery, a ratty sandpile decorated with faded plastic flowers and clacking pinwheels, colorful santos and candles, a place her father calls the boneyard.

    Some Fun

  • Learned how telephone poles were put into the ground and gave one of the other guys a brief lesson on why the entire campus is essentially built on a huge sandpile.

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  • Despite the playful nature of the sandcastle example, Kudrolli noted that their model for what keeps a sandpile from disintegrating could lay the groundwork for questions about what kind of retaining walls would be most stable.

    The Perfect Sand Castle | Impact Lab

  • Even suffocation and entombment in a giant sandpile was better than that.

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • It looked as if a sandpile was growing on the hull, like a barnacle.

    Captain’s Peril

  • With its shady green courtyard, it is somewhat of a retreat, you would imagine, from the bleak alleyways and sun-fried sandpile surrounding it (an oasis within an oasis), but it's a poor excuse for a university.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • Not withered old Navaho hatathlis playing in a colored sandpile, I'll bet.

    Cyber Way


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