Sand-box

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-box a box with a perforated top for sprinkling sand on writing, a contrivance formerly used by way of blotting-paper: a box with sand to prevent the wheels of a rail from slipping
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The wind even dried some of the sand on the box, and scattered it in a little rattling shower on a bit of paper on the beach.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
Either have your pots sunk in a box of sand, which you can keep damp, or have small pots sunk in larger ones.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Bompard's tinder box was lying on the sand and half a box of Swedish matches.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Put a handful of the sand from the boxes around each walnut.
"Walnut Growing in Oregon" by Various
If not, remove the box and cover quickly with dry ashes, sand or lime until it becomes cold.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
At Ocean View some time later the Outdoor Girls had cleared up a mystery centering about a strange box they had found in the sand.
"The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point" by Laura Lee Hope
The sand-box and the toys came the next morning and Shirley played for hours with them.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
For those who were learning to write boxes of sand were provided.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
Then there was the snug berth in the sand-box you could curl all up in.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
He and Adam made a screen for the sand box too, and built a permanent grill on one side of the box.
"The Enormous Room" by Horace Leonard Gold
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In poetry:

We brought a rug for sitting on,
Our lunch was in a box.
The sand was warm. We didn't wear
Hats or shoes or socks.
"The Picnic" by Dorothy Keeley Aldis

In news:

After the exterior was sanded smooth, Weldwood spray glue was applied to both the box and the vinyl upholstery.
With so much spare time out in the Sand Box I have started accuiring items to make the trolling lure identicale to the "Wedding Ring" lure.
Large sand-box-style bins filled to the brim with corn kernels .
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Use this to your advantage by displaying the Sand Scorcher 's box for all to see.
CLAREMORE — The level two Technology Engineering class and teacher David Isenbart brought home first and second place trophies in the 5th annual Great Sand Springs Downhill Soap Box Derby.
Sand Box Joe Parillo/Christine Harrington.
Sand Box , from pianist Joe Parillo and cellist Christine Harrington, is perfect music for curling up next to a fireplace with your lover.
Hi Everyone, not sure if this is how the " Sand Box " is supposed to be used so let me know if I am out of line here.
Mr Eichten, High School Instructor, and his first hour class were kind enough to come to the rescue and build the sand box for the young students.
(Julie Jacobson The Associated Press) Grayson Cox, of Austin, Texas, works on the controls of an excavator while learning to use construction equipment at Dig This, a life-size sand box for adults Monday in Las Vegas.
Beckie Lobb plays volleyball at Charlie's Sand Box with friends.
It uses a virtual machine system to copy files and detonate them in a virtual sand box .
I didn't live near a beach so the sand box and a garden hose was as close I was going to get to the ocean.
Think Outside the Sand Box.
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