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Language: Old English
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sand

1 noun
     
sand
Related topics: Geology, Geography
sand1 W3
1HEG [uncountable] a substance consisting of very small pieces of rocks and minerals, that forms beaches and deserts:
a mixture of sand and cement
I have sand in my shoe.
2 [uncountable and countable]SG an area of beach:
miles of golden sands
We were just sitting on the sand.
3

the sands of time

literary moments of time that pass quickly

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