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Emery vs. Sand

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Emerynoun

(mineral) An impure type of corundum, often used for sanding or polishing.

Sandnoun

(uncountable) Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction.

Emeryverb

(transitive) To sand or polish with emery.

Sandnoun

A beach or other expanse of sand.

‘The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil.’;

Emeryverb

(transitive) To coat with emery.

Sandnoun

Personal courage.

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Emerynoun

Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under Corundum.

Sandnoun

A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

Emerynoun

a hard gary-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

Sandnoun

A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.

Sandnoun

A single grain of sand.

Sandnoun

A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).

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Sandnoun

(colloquial) A sandpiper.

Sandadjective

Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.

Sandverb

(transitive) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.

Sandverb

(transitive) To cover with sand.

Sandverb

To blot ink using sand.

Sandnoun

Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet.

‘That finer matter, called sand, is no other than very small pebbles.’;

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Sandnoun

A single particle of such stone.

Sandnoun

The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.

‘The sands are numbered that make up my life.’;

Sandnoun

Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide.

Sandnoun

Courage; pluck; grit.

Sandverb

To sprinkle or cover with sand.

Sandverb

To drive upon the sand.

Sandverb

To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.

Sandverb

To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.

Sandnoun

a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

Sandnoun

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

Sandnoun

fortitude and determination;

‘he didn't have the guts to try it’;

Sandverb

rub with sandpaper;

‘sandpaper the wooden surface’;

Sand

Sand is a granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. Sand has various compositions but is defined by its grain size.

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