dry sand

dry sand

[¦drī ¦sand]
(geology)
A formation, underlying the production sand, into which oil has leaked due to careless drilling practices.
A nonproductive oil sand.
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They took him in their arms, and carried him to the dry sand, where the tide never rose so high.
Bethink thee, man,'' said the Captain, ``thou speakest of a Jew of an Israelite, as unapt to restore gold, as the dry sand of his deserts to return the cup of water which the pilgrim spills upon them.
One night as we were lying on a bit of dry sand under the lee of a rock, side by side, watching the light of our little vessel dancing away at sea in the windy distance, Dominic spoke suddenly to me.
A second dull noise was heard from the ditch, and Raoul ran to pick up a silver plate which was rolling along the dry sand.
I see plenty of dry sand," answered Sir Percival, "and a spot of dirt in the middle of it.
Dry sand sprinkled over it will stop the tar getting on to clothes.
Dry sand sprinkled on it will stop it getting on clothes.
The PMU will enable Veracel to real time measure the dry sand production which will help to increase efficiency even further.
The albedo of the exposed material is 40%, the same as dry sand, making it six times brighter than the older, surrounding surface.
With a working width of 1,900mm, a working depth of up to 200 mm and a bucket capacity of 350l, the Bobcat Sand Cleaner is designed to quickly sift through wet or dry sand and soil for small debris.
It consists of all-natural ingredients with a coconut fragrance, and works on both wet and dry sand.
28) Yet, in order for the public to fully enjoy and use the beach, they must necessarily use the dry sand, as the dry sand portion of the beach is intimately linked to recreation and other ordinary beach activities.