Sand-blast

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-blast sand driven by a blast of air or steam for cutting and engraving figures on glass or metal
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

We drove slowly away, against the fine, icy snow which cut our faces like a sand-blast.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
They stopped altogether during the frequent hot sand-blasts, and could not be driven.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
Fine particles of sand stung him, a blast full against him halted him for a second.
"Cow-Country" by B. M. Bower
No sand-blast of science had yet skinned off the epidermis of history, thought, and feeling.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
The sand-blast has been checked, the power of the west wind broken.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
Protect the surface that is to be left, and the sand blast will cut out the required design neatly and swiftly.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
The snow was hurled against them like a sand blast, biting deep, blinding them.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Here's the Simoom, with the blast of a hurricane, Hurricane whirling the sand in drifts.
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous
When in Boston, I was taken by my courteous and helpful friend, Mr. Josiah Quincey, to see the action of the sand-blast.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
A wretched, dry land is the Soudan, a land across which hot winds sweep, like blasts from a furnace, driving the sand before them.
"The Story of General Gordon" by Jeanie Lang
There was a firm in Vermont, however, who believed in the sand blast.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
Sand, sandstone, and quartzite are also ground up and used in sand-blasts, sandpaper, and for other abrasive purposes.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It drove at them, a swirling blast of snow and sand.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
We've got a man coming up from beyond Tippewa with a sand blast on the first train.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
But like a hot blast the memory of the hot sand-heaps of her landed estate came back.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Upon man and beast it beat as bitterly as a sand-blast.
"The Delafield Affair" by Florence Finch Kelly
This last was decided on, especially as, by blasting away the sand, the silver ingots to a great extent might be cast away with the covering.
"Dutch the Diver" by George Manville Fenn
We have already had occasion to refer to Tilghman's sand blast in describing pneumatic apparatus.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
And, like Sahara, it had its days of storm, when the snow whirled in clouds just as the sand rises before the scorching blast of the simoom.
"The Romance of Polar Exploration" by G. Firth Scott
A blast of fine sand driven against a sheet of glass soon gives it a rough surface.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
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In news:

Hair spent Wednesday morning suited up and hunched over, blasting sand at the concrete.
But this is a simple shaker pint with a lightly sand-blasted exterior.
An-My LĂȘ says she still remembers seeing her parents lay sand bags around the walls of her bedroom in Vietnam during the 1960s to protect against mortar blasts from the surrounding war.
When soda blasting, sandblasting or sanding, a disposable jumpsuit and a high-quality dust mask are also essential.
Following a first-time restorer through the sand-blasting process.
Corey Perrine/Staff Na Yeon Choi selects an iron before blasting out of a sand trap on 11 Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at the Twin Eagles Club Eagle Course in Naples, Fla.
Hurricane Earl 's sand-blasting winds and large pounding waves are in your living room and bedroom right now.
Summer resident Jody Bowers braces himself from a blast of sand and driving rain as he makes his way to the beach in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, N.C. Saturday as Hurricane Irene reaches the North Carolina coast.
John Glenn's Michael Schmeltz blasts his way out a sand trap at Indiana National.
Whether facing the world with an HD video camera or a boombox blasting Bing Crosby samples, one-man lounge act Guy Sands is committed to the solitary pursuit of magic.
1946 Ford F100 Stretched Sheetmetal Repair Orange County Sand Blasting.
Prev 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Steel Valve Blasted Sand.
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