• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-reel a windlass used in working a sand-pump
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.


In literature:

He made a dozen yards, reeling as though drunk, and fell forward, face down across a spit of sand.
"Keith of the Border" by Randall Parrish
There was the sound of a revolver shot and Jose reeled backwards and fell with a cry across the sanded floor.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
An easy place for a man to miss his way with a gale blowing and the sand dancing blinding reels.
"The Good Comrade" by Una L. Silberrad
But Hiram desisted, though continuing to trail the groping man as he reeled through the sand, stumbling frequently.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
On again, plunging through the loose sand, reeling, staggering.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
I felt myself falling, and clutched frantically for support, but with a nauseating giddiness reeled backwards upon the sand.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Ah, loveliest, most reluctant, when you lay yourself beside me
All the planets reel around me--fade away,
And the sands grow dim, uncertain,--I stretch out my hands towards you
While I try to speak but know not what I say!
"Ojira, To Her Lover" by Laurence Hope