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Sand, George

(Encyclopedia)Sand, George snd, Fr. zhôrzh säN [key], pseud. of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, baronne DudevantämäNdn´ ôrôr´ lüs´ düpN, bärôn´ düdväN´ [key], 1804–76, French novelist. Other...


(Encyclopedia)sand, rock material occurring in the form of loose, rounded or angular grains, varying in size from .06 mm to 2 mm in diameter, the particles being smaller than those of gravel and larger than those o...

Sand Creek

(Encyclopedia)Sand Creek, Colorado, site of a massacre (1864) of Cheyenne by Col. John M. Chivington and his Colorado Volunteers. The Cheyennes, led by Black Kettle, had offered to make peace and, at the suggestion...

sand dollar

(Encyclopedia)sand dollar, common name for a marine animal in the same phylum as the starfish (see sea star). The sand dollar has a rigid, flattened, disk-shaped test, or shell, made of firmly united plates lying j...

sand fly

(Encyclopedia)sand fly: see midge.

Sand Springs

(Encyclopedia)Sand Springs, city (1990 pop. 15,346), Tulsa co., NE Okla., an industrial suburb of Tulsa, on the Arkansas River; founded 1907. There are oil and natural-gas wells and food-processing and chemical ind...

sand worm

(Encyclopedia)sand worm, name applied to a number of marine sand-dwelling Worms used as bait in fishing. See Class Polychaeta under Annelida.

Musset, Alfred de

(Encyclopedia)Musset, Alfred de (Louis Charles Alfred de Musset)älfrd´ d müs´ [key], 1810–57, French romantic poet, dramatist, and fiction writer. His first collection of poems, Contes d'Espagne et d'It...

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