• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-bug a burrowing crustacean: a digger-wasp
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.


In literature:

Sand or lime sprinkled about the hills tends to keep bugs away.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
The bug actually settled down on a bird-dropping on sand, and caught a blue butterfly which came to feed there!
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
I have heard the sand-bug calling to its mate.
"I'll Leave It To You" by Noel Coward