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a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)

fortitude and determination

rub with sandpaper

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The latter stood in several places as much as a foot or a foot and a half above the surface of the sand.
There blows in the months of June, July, and August, another wind, which raises mountains of sand and carries them through the air; all that can be done in this case is when a cloud of sand rises, to mark where it is likely to fall, and to retire as far off as possible; but it is very usual for men to be taken unexpectedly, and smothered in the dust.
It was dropping off in flakes and raining down upon the sand.
The weight of the sand this can contain would not in itself be sufficient to obstruct; but the friction of such a body working up against it would be tremendous.
He went off sulking, but more sheepishly than I had expected-- perhaps he had been shaken by his fall--and I watched the star of sand splashed on his back receding down the road with a horrid vindictive pleasure.
But nothing of the kind was to be seen, and the aeronauts felt that, ere long, an immensity of sand would cover the whole of this desolate region.
But to my mind the chances of our finding it in that great sea of sand and karoo scrub seemed almost infinitesimal.
I dug into the sand with the point of my hunting-knife.
The Englishman must have noticed her condition too, for some time after noon, he stopped suddenly and sat down in the sand.
He helped with his own hands, dragging out the sand in quantities, but imposing on Jerry the leaving of the indubitable marks of a dog's paws and claws.
Oodles and oodles of it, gold and gold and better than gold, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand," the Ancient Mariner assured him in beneficent cackles.
Young Raoul leaped out upon the white sand and shook hands with a tall native.
Walking beyond the line of trees they saw before them a fearful, dismal desert, everywhere gray sand.
Just as we were about to pass the stranger she took her handkerchief from her pocket, and accidentally drew out with it a letter, which fell unnoticed by her, on the sand.
The tide was half out, and they sailed squarely in on the sand, grounding in a row, with the salmon boat in the middle.