Sandhiller

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sandhiller A nickname given to any “poor white” living in the pine woods which cover the sandy hills in Georgia and South Carolina.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sandhiller One of a class of “poor whites” living in the pine-woods that cover the sandy hills of Georgia and South Carolina. They are supposed by some authorities to be the descendants of poor white people who, being deprived of work by the introduction of slave-labor, took refuge in the woods. Also called cracker.
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Usage

In literature:

It was a very different coast to the bleak sandhills and wide flats of Mablethorpe.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
The encampment stood under the lee of a tall sandhill, a few paces back from the brink of a frozen river.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The sandhills became ever higher, rising to as much as 100 feet.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
They are called barren by many, these sandhills of the Atlantic coast, but I never find them so.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
The sea plains finish in the sandhills.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
Why did he jump for the sandhills soon as the word came to arrest him?
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
There are not so many sandhills.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
A feature of the strath, or valley, occupied by this little Scoto-Welsh colony was the sandhills or dunes.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
The sandhills in northern Germany and Denmark were supposed to have been thus formed.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
The long low sandhills on the shore show up plainly, and nearer there are countless wrecks which have been piled up on this desolate coast.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
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In poetry:

West in gash of purple
below the umber dye
Rims of desert sandhills
project into the sky
"Giant Cactus" by Norman MacLeod
To the northward far as the eye can reach
Are sandhill, boulder, and sandy beach;
But southward rises the track for me,
Where the cliffs by the ocean run out to sea.
"The Cliffs" by Henry Lawson
Leola dreamt a dream most strange, and nightly ’twas the same,
And love within her breast began to peep.
A voice from out the burning sandhills called and called her name,
And waking she would long again for sleep.
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes
I am faint with love and longing, and my burning eyes are gazing
Where the furtive Jackals wage their famished strife,
Oh, your shadow on the mangroves! and your step upon the sandhills,--
This is the loveliest evening of my Life!
"Ojira, To Her Lover" by Laurence Hope
Softly the feathery Palm-trees fade in the violet Distance,
Faintly the lingering light touches the edge of the sea,
Sadly the Music of Waves, drifts, faint as an Anthem's insistence,
Heard in the aisles of a dream, over the sandhills, to me.
"Reverie Of Ormuz The Persian" by Laurence Hope
I was a western bushman born and bred,
And so I loved the cattle, as men do
Whose life is to the dusty sandhills wed,
Whose world is bounded by a fence of blue;
Yet one flower nearer to my heart I wore —
The baby laughter of a child of four.
"The Overlander" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

I was surprised by the news that Minnesota has set a sandhill crane hunting season for the first time.
Where the Birds Are, From Sandhill Cranes to Tundra Swans.
He caught this moment of two sandhill crances "dancing" back in August in the Sanpete Valley.
The Nutcracker, one of the most famous ballets of all time, is bringing Christmas magic for three performances to Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College Saturday, Dec 19, and Sunday, Dec 20.
Mothers from across the area descending to the Village of Sandhill Saturday, hoping to break the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously.
As a result of this make-over, the Sandhill Crane 's offers a slightly different look and includes a new rendering, elevations, and floor plans.
Warmer temperatures and the drought have somewhat delayed the migration process this year for the Sandhill Cranes.
Now several local businesses are supporting the community by dancing in the upcoming Dancing with the Sandhills Stars fundraiser.
Irene Dobson was awarded Best of Show at the Artists League of the Sandhills' opening reception Sunday, June 3.
Kennedy Jr.'s talk at Sandhills Community College postponed.
Thank you to everyone who attended the "Picnic in the Gardens" hosted by the Sandhills Horticultural Society.
Kentucky Lets You Shoot or Watch Sandhill Cranes This Season.
The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank .
The writer is president of Sandhills Community College.
The Village of Sandhill in Northeast Columbia has canceled tonight’s “Music at Sandhill Presented by Michelob Ultra”.
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