Sand-bear

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-bear the Indian badger
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.

Usage

In literature:

The natives made a deep ditch into which the gold bearing sand should settle.
"The Life of Christopher Columbus from his own Letters and Journals" by Edward Everett Hale
Across this sand, half an hour later, came a huge black bear.
"Baree, Son of Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
To the north the flat appeared to terminate at a low sand hill bearing 335 degrees or N.N.W.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Bringing that sand to bear S.S.W.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
Perhaps that sand is gold-bearing or something like that.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
The bear was wallowing in the cool, wet sand, and evidently enjoying it.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
One day Cuffy Bear and his little sister Silkie had been making sand pies.
"The Tale of Cuffy Bear" by Arthur Scott Bailey
In the morning Arthur and Nettie went down on the sand to play, the little fat boy taking his Plush Bear and Nettie her Rag Doll.
"The Story of a Plush Bear" by Laura Lee Hope
A bear track, huge, deeply impressed in the sand.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
They bear away with them vast quantities of rock, and stones, and sand.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
With feelings that it would be difficult to describe they now advanced along the sand, bearing the torches high over their heads.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
So many ripples of the river have passed, bearing no golden sand to pile upon the shore!
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The effect of this treatment is such that the worst sands may be made to bear a remunerative crop of rye.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
While McKensey cooked supper I went after a black bear, whose tracks I had noticed on the sand at the water's edge.
"The Sheep Eaters" by William Alonzo Allen
The sand is silvery and when you walk along in the sunshine it is so dazzling that you can hardly bear to look at it.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
With feelings that it would be difficult to describe they now advanced along the sand, bearing the torches high over their heads.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
I let myself fall back upon the sand; I could not bear the horrible sight.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Bearing it ashore, I threw myself on the warm sands and prepared to broach its contents.
"In Strange Company" by Guy Boothby
Mort, couldn't you have dropped a little sand in his bearings?
"The Maker of Opportunities" by George Gibbs
Sand, for instance, which borders the sea shore, is of use in bearing pine forests.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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In poetry:

Stretch of windless ocean sand,
With no green inchoate
Lilting of the sea, will bear
Only creosote.
"Heritage" by Norman MacLeod
The winds come from the Solway Sands,
They touch thy gentle cheek,
Then bear away to other lands
The thoughts I fain would speak.
"Sweet Jenny" by Alexander Anderson
While oft, to fond remembrance true,
I see thee seek the sparkling sand,
In hopes the little bark to view
That bears me to my native land.
"The Lucayan's Song" by Amelia Opie
"Honors! O friend, I pray you bear with me:
The grass hath time to grow in meadow lands,
And leisurely the opal murmuring sea
Breaks on her yellow sands;
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
Know the minutest grain of sand,
The smallest drop of sparkling dew,
Bear impress of the Almighty hand
As much as suns and systems do;
For all proclaim and all record
The all-potent, omnipresent Lord.
"God Everywhere" by John Bowring
She trips beside the waters on the distant yellow sand
While holy vespers steal across the ocean and the land,
And the sea bears the reflection of the worlds that roll above
And every breath of even seems to whisper but of love.
"My Beauty's Home" by Lennox Amott

In news:

Local residents Bob and Lori Borysko submitted these photos of a bear near Sand Hill Road that was spotted on June 16 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Share this story.
We had a chance to go horseback riding, bet on horses at Ruidoso Downs, roll down hills at White Sands, spot numerous deer, elk, and bears.
Covers her head as she is pelted by blowing sand on the beach, as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct 28, 2012, in Ocean City, Md.
They make the casts when they see that an unusually large bear has passed by their camp on the beach and left a track in the sand or mud.
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In science:

Petruny (2008), ―Impact spherule-bearing, Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary sand body, Shell Creek stratigraphic section, Alabama, USA‖, in The Sedimentary Record of Impacts, Eds. K.R.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
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