Sand-hopper

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sand-hopper a small crustacean in the order Amphipoda, often seen on the sandy sea-shore, like swarms of dancing flies, leaping up by bending the body together, and throwing it out with a sudden jerk: a sand-flea
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Nothing seemed to move but the small sand-hoppers.
"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield
When he is picking up worms and sand-hoppers on the wet sand he is easily observed.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The hopper ended in a long slit, from which the sand was blown.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Their favorite food consists of the eggs of all small crustaceans, such as shrimps, sand-hoppers, and lady-crabs.
"Harper's Young People, August 17, 1880" by Various
On being tested, the craft pumped into its hopper 400 tons of sand in 22 minutes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
And so I lay and watched and envied her and them, admonishing sand hoppers between whiles.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
In each pen is provided a small hopper filled with fine sharp creek sand to which the ducklings have access at all times.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
Hoppers containing sand or grit should be available if a number of ducks are kept.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
The sand-hopper and shore-jumper are examples.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The Amphipoda, or Sand-hoppers, sometimes called Sand-fleas, are familiar examples of these.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
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In news:

In 1934, Edward Hopper built a modest summer house in Truro on a sand bluff, overlooking nothing but dune grass and an empty stretch of Fisher.
The K-Series screen feeder can be flood fed and mounted directly below any size surge hopper and can screen super abrasive materials like silica sand and glass cullet or fine products such as granulated sugar.
T-R PHOTOS?BY?GARRY?BRANDENBURG?AND?MIKE?STEGMANN Marshall County Conservation Board Operations Supervisor drives a tractor with attached seed hopper over an 11 acre segment of the Marietta Sand Prairie.
When the truck drives under the hopper, it releases the sand into the truck .
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